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The following is a list with links, where available, to literature the Expert Group uses as a core reference when exploring and formulating action towards salt reduction population-wide initiatives. 

  • World Health Organization (WHO). Reducing Salt intake in populations: Report of a WHO Forum and Technical Meeting, 5-7 October 2006, Paris, France. Full report is available through WHO.
  • He FJ, MacGregor GA. Effects of longer-term modest salt reduction on blood pressure. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004.(1):Art. No: CD004937. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004937 (Published on 2008): abstract|PDF.
  • Feng JH, MacGregor GA. Importance of Salt in determining Blood Pressure in Children: Meta-Analysis of Controlled trials. Hypertens. 2006;48:861-859. doi:10.1161/01.HYP.0000245672.27270.4a (Published 25 September 2006): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • Asaria P, et al. Chronic disease prevention: Health effects and financial costs of strategies to reduce salt intake and control tobacco use. The Lancet.2007;370:2044-2053. doi: 10.1016/So140-6736(07)61698-5 (Published 15 December 2007): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • Gaziano T, et al. The global cost of nonoptimal blood pressure. J Hypertens. 27;7:1472-77. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e328a9ba3 (Published July 2009): abstract.
  • Palar K, Sturm R. Potential Societal Savings from Reduced Sodium Consumption in the U.S. Adult Population. Am J Health Promot. 24;1:49-57. PMID:19750962 (Published 2009): abstract|PDF.
  • Strazzullo P, et al. Salt intake, stroke, and cardiovascular disease: meta-analysis of prospective studies. BMJ. 24;339:b4567. doi:10.1136/bmj.b4567 (Published November 2009): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Panel on Dietary Reference for Electrolytes and Water. Dietary reference intakes for water; potassium, sodium, chloride, and sulfate/Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Electrolytes of Dietary Reference Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board. Chapter 6: Sodium and Chloride, 2005:269-423. Published on 2005: only skim version of the chapter is available online at the National Academy Press here.
  • Sanchez RA, et al. Latin American guidelines on hypertension. Latin American Expert Group. Hypertens. 2009;27:905-922. doi:10.1097/HJH.0b013e32832aa6d2 (Published May 2009): abstract|PDF.
  • Chang H, et al. Effect of potassium-enriched salt on cardiovascular mortality and medical expenses of elderly men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83:1289-96. PMID:16762939 (Published 2006): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • Cock NR, et al. Long term effects of dietary sodium reduction on cardiovascular disease outcomes: observational follow-up of the trials of hypertension prevention (TOHP). BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.39147.604896.55 (Published 20 April 2007): abstract| PDF.
  • He FJ, MacGregor GA. A comprehensive review on salt and health and current experience of worldwide salt reduction programmes. J Hum Hypertens. 23(6):363-84. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2008.144 (Published 25 December 2008): abstract|PDF|HTML
  • Denaei, et al. The preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors. PLoS Med. 6(4):e10000058. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000058 (Published 28 April 2009): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). 2003. Salt and Health Report. Available online at the SACN website here.
  • World Health Organization (WHO). Eds: Bruno de Benoist, et al. Iodine status worldwide: WHO Global Database on Iodine Deficiency. Geneva 2004. PDF is available through WHO.
  • Rubinstein A, et al. Generalized cost-effectiveness analysis of a package of interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2009;7:20. doi: 10.1186/1478-7547-7-10 (Published 6 May 2010): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • Brown IJ, et al. Salt intakes around the world: implications for public health. Int J Epidemiol. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyp139 (Published 7 April 2009): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • Anderson C, et al. Dietary Sources of Sodium in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Women and Men Aged 40 to 59 Years: The INTERMAP Study. J Am Diet Assoc. 110;5:736-745. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2010.02/007 (Published May 2010): abstract|PDF|HTML.
  • World Health Organization (WHO). Creating an enabling environment for population-based salt reduction strategies: Report of a joint technical meeting held by WHO and the Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom, July 2010. Full report is available through WHO. 
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