Salt Reduction Targets to Save Lives - HSF

Many processed foods on shop shelves have already hit the salt-reduction targets set for 2016, according to the Department of Health

According to the Department of Health, many processed foods on shop shelves have already hit the salt-reduction targets set for 2016.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa’s Sam Mabaso says that if all the department's goals are reached by the deadline year of 2019, almost 3 500 lives would have been saved every year and the department would save at least R500 000 in subsidies.

The Department of Health spokesperson, Khutso Rabothata, explains that: "Salt intake in South Africa is double the recommended levels and we've the highest hypertension rate in the world."

To read the article titled, “No more than a pinch of salt,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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