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World Salt Awareness Week 2018

Authors/ source/ publisher
World Action on Salt & Health
Date added to library 14 March 2018
Year published
2018
Abstract
World Salt Awareness Week 2018, is taking place from Monday 12th - Sunday 18th March 2018. World Action on Salt & Health are highlighting that many people are aware that eating too much salt is bad for their health, but think that it’s only a cause for concern in our later years. This isn’t true, as eating too much salt during childhood increases blood pressure which then tracks into adulthood and later life, increasing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. That’s why it’s so important to reduce salt intake across all ages. By doing so we can reduce our risk of heart disease and avoid the unnecessary and extortionate healthcare costs associated with treatment.