High consumption of sodium estimated to have caused 1.65 million cardiovascular deaths globally each year

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

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