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Population-wide sodium reduction: the bumpy road from evidence to policy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22626000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Elevated blood pressure is a highly prevalent condition that is etiologically related to coronary heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Excess salt (sodium chloride) intake is a major determinant of elevated blood pressure. In this article, we discuss the scientific rationale for population-wide salt reduction, the types and strength of available evidence, policy-making on dietary salt intake in the United States and other countries, and the role and impact of key stakeholders. We highlight a number of lessons learned, many of which are germane to policy development in other domains.
Authors:
Lawrence J Appel; Sonia Y Angell; Laura K Cobb; Heather M Limper; David E Nelson; Jonathan M Samet; Ross C Brownson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of epidemiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1873-2585     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100013     Medline TA:  Ann Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
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