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Salt Reduction

Salt Reduction

Salt Reduction to Prevent Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
Salt Reduction

Salt Reduction to Prevent Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

Articles Resource CentreSalt Reduction to Prevent Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Too much salt can contribute to high blood pressure and lead to an increased risk of heart disease, strokes, and other ailments. South Africa carries an unacceptably high burden of hypertension with up to 30% of South African adults known to be hypertensive. Hypertension is the leading risk factor for strokes and heart attacks in South Africa, responsible for one in two strokes, and two in five heart attacks.Hypertension is also South Africa’s most common reason for attending primary healthcare and the most common diagnosis in South Africa. High salt consumption is a key driver of hypertension, with strong evidence to indicate that a reduction in salt intake contributes to a ...