Salt Restriction Efforts Paying off in South Africa

In 2016, South Africa introduced legislation to reduce the amount of salt in processed foods. The legislation was implemented with the aim of reducing high blood pressure, a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease in South Africa. Four-and-a-half years on, a team of researchers from Australia and local researchers from North-West University and the University of the Witwatersrand have found early evidence which suggest that the implementation of this legislation has been effective in lowering the salt intake of young adults.

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