The delay in the new salt crackdown comes despite a report last week by researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Liverpool, claiming the decision to make salt reduction
part of the responsibility deal, rather than the previous independent FSA regime, had contributed to 9,900 additional cases of cardiovascular disease and 1,500 cases of stomach cancer.
Dos Santos et al., (2015a) also found that 50% salt reduction
give the highest amount of free amino acids.
A comprehensive review on salt and health and current experience of worldwide salt reduction
Furthermore, a national policy on salt reduction
in foods should be developed to guide stakeholders in salt reduction
Local health educators educated children in the intervention group and the normal health lessons were replaced by lessons on salt reduction
(a 40 minute lesson every 2 weeks--a total of 8 sessions).
"Many supermarkets have signed up to similar salt reduction
targets, which makes the reluctance of the restaurants even more surprising."
Educating the public is crucial to the success of the salt reduction
program through mechanisms such as schools and professionals across the county, organizing awareness campaigns in the community, working with food manufacturers on reducing salt in processed food, and last but not least the support of media to spread the word on the WHO guidelines regarding the new parameters for salt intake and remind people of the dangers of salt." said Dr.
NIZO researchers have tested this salt reduction
approach in sausages that varied in salt level and serum release but not in firmness.
Therefore, the researchers concluded that appropriate modification of crumb texture thus leads to enhance saltiness, suggesting a new strategy for salt reduction
Until this new evidence becomes available, 24-hour urine collections should be recommended for monitoring population salt reduction
The first step to salt reduction
is: read the label.
In separate research, also published on the journal's website, the effects of modest salt reduction
on blood pressure, hormones, and blood fats were examined.