Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

EVIDENCE-BASED SUMMARY
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--20

Salt reduction strategy at population level


Madhavi Bhargava 
 Department of Community Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Madhavi Bhargava
Department of Community Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India

World is facing a huge burden of noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, ischemic health diseases, and stroke. Moreover, the developing countries have had a relatively speedy rise of the problem, with noncommunicable diseases occurring at much lower age as compared to the developed world. The World Health Organization, therefore, recommends reduction in salt intake at population level to <5 g/day. Not all researchers and public health physicians agree to it, leading to conflicting information for a primary care physician. This evidence based summary documents this polarization of the recommendations regarding salt reduction and acknowledges the ongoing challenge primary care physicians face when following such evidence based guidelines.


How to cite this article:
Bhargava M. Salt reduction strategy at population level.J Family Med Prim Care 2017;6:19-20


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Bhargava M. Salt reduction strategy at population level. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Sep 23 ];6:19-20
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