Tagged: salt

Reducing salt in food good for health and NZ’s health budget – New research - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 04, 2015

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Dr Nhung Nghiem, Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Professor Tony Blakely In this blog post we report on a new study from the BODE3 Programme that suggests that strategies to reduce the dietary salt intake of New Zealanders … Continue reading → … Read More

Mounting Complexities in the Dietary Salt & Health Relationship - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 28, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Tony Blakely, Dr Cristina Cleghorn A large prospective study on dietary salt and health has recently been reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. While reinforcing extensive past work that a (very) high intake … Continue reading → … Read More

How much salt is in our food? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Apr 19, 2012

A new study just published this week (16 April) by Canadian researchers has looked at the salt content of different foods in countries around the world, including New Zealand. It’s an interesting paper! You’d think, for example, that if you ordered a burger from Burger King, McDonald’s, or KFC; or even a Subway sandwich, or a Domino’s pizza, … Read More

The salt debate continues - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Aug 02, 2011

A new comment just published in The Lancet resurrects the salt debate yet again, following the publication of the controversial Cochrane report on salt last month (6 July). The plain language summary of the Cochrane report stated, ’Cutting down on the amount of salt has no clear benefits in terms of likelihood of dying or experiencing cardiovascular disease.’ … Read More