We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Study Spotlights Five Processed Food Categories In U.K. That Account For Most Salt Intake

December 29, 2010: 09:45 PM EST

High levels of dietary sodium are associated with hypertension, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. In 2008, Britons consumed an average of about 8.6 g of sodium a day, much more than the 1–2 g a day required for good health. Now a British study that analyzed food-purchasing data for more than 21,000 British households and more than 44,000 food products has found that much of the sodium consumed in the U.K. – apart from table salt, which accounts for 23 percent – comes from five processed-food categories: bacon, bread, milk, cheese, and savory sauces (totaling 37 percent). “Accordingly,” the researchers concluded, “the targeting of sodium content reductions in these categories … could lead to large potential gains in public health.”

Cliona Ni Mhurchu, et al. , "Sodium content of processed foods in the United Kingdom: analysis of 44,000 foods purchased by 21,000 households", BMJ, December 29, 2010, © American Society for Nutrition
Products & Brands
United Kingdom
Legal, Legislation, Regulation, Policy
Market News
Products & Brands
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.