[Population reduction of salt consumption: opportunities, impact and strategies].

Titre[Population reduction of salt consumption: opportunities, impact and strategies].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBochud, M, Marques-Vidal, P, Burnier, M, Paccaud, F
JournalRev Med Suisse
Date Published2012 Jul 11
Mots-clésDiet, Sodium-Restricted, Food Industry, Health Promotion, Humans, Hypertension, Public Health, Switzerland

A national survey showed that Swiss people eat high quantity of salt (9.1 g per day on average). The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has launched a strategy to reduce salt intake in the population in order to decrease cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, mainly via blood pressure reduction. The most effective public health measures are to reduce the salt content of processed food rich in salt because they do not need to change consumers' eating behaviours. The FOPH has chosen to collaborate with the food industry on a voluntary basis. Regular population-based surveys will be needed to monitor the impact of current measures on salt consumption, hypertension prevalence as well as cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the years to come.

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Alternate JournalRev Med Suisse
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3304
PubMed ID22934471


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