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

Authors/ source/ publisher
Jennifer Kritz - Tufts University
Date added to library 18 August 2014
Year published
2014
Country where item was produced
USA
Abstract
Researchers from Tufts University 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.