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Assessment of Dietary Sodium Levels among Adults (aged 19-64) in the General Population, Based on Analysis of Dietary Sodium in 24 Hour Urine Samples

Creator:

Food Standards Agency, Northern Ireland

Subject Keywords: Dietary sodium, Blood pressure, Hypertension, Sodium
Topic: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

These surveys assessed dietary sodium levels among adults in the general population, based on analysis of 24-hour urine samples. The three studies, covering England, Wales and Scotland, were designed to collect 24-hour urine samples for sodium analysis to provide a 'snapshot' of overall sodium intakes. The FSA (in conjunction with Health departments) has a target in its strategic plan to reduce average salt intakes across the population from 9.5g to 6g per day by 2010, with an interim target of a 10% reduction in 2005/2006. Epidemiological, clinical and animal-experimental evidence shows a direct relationship between dietary electrolyte consumption and blood pressure(BP). Furthermore, clinical trials show that a reduction in salt (NaCl) intake reduces BP levels in normotensive and hypertensive populations and prevents the development of hypertension.

Date:

09/10/2006

Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Food Standards Agency, Northern Ireland. (2006) Assessment of Dietary Sodium Levels among Adults (aged 19-64) in the General Population, Based on Analysis of Dietary Sodium in 24 Hour Urine Samples [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/3903 [Accessed: 15th October 2019].

  

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