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Presse Med. 2012 Jun;41(6 Pt 1):644-9. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2012.02.035. Epub 2012 Mar 31.

[Should we consume less salt?].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Hôpital Louis-Pradel, 69677 Bron cedex, France.


There is overwhelming evidence that dietary salt is a major cause of increased blood pressure. There is also a link between a high salt intake and risk of stroke, left ventricular hypertrophy, renal disease, obesity, renal stones and stomach cancer. Reduction of salt intake is efficacious and cost-effective. In developed countries, reduction in salt intake requires the participation of food industry.

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