Source: New England Journal of Medicine
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Date of publication: August 2014
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: Researchers have estimated that 1.65 million cardiovascular deaths each year are directly attributable to excessive sodium consumption. The researchers found that the global average consumption of sodium was 3.95g per day, which is 1.95 grams over the WHO recommended limit. Those most affected by high sodium cardiovascular death were those in middle- and low-income countries.
Length of publication: 10 pages
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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum