Modeling health gains and cost savings for ten dietary salt reduction targets
Nick Wilson, Nhung Nghiem, Helen Eyles, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Emma Shields, Linda J Cobiac, Christine L Cleghorn, Tony Blakely
NUTRITION JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Dietary salt reduction is included in the top five priority actions for non-communicable disease control internationally. We therefore aimed to identify health gain and cost impacts of achieving a national target for sodium reduction, along with component targets in different food groups. METHODS: We used an established dietary sodium intervention model to study 10 interventions to achieve sodium reduction targets. The 2011 New Zealand (NZ) adult population (2.3 million aged 35+ years) was simulated over the remainder of their lifetime in a Markov model with a 3 % discount rate. RESULTS: Achieving an overall 35 % reduction in dietary salt intake via implementation of mandatory ma..View full abstract
Awarded by Health Research Council of New Zealand
This study was supported by a grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (grant 10/248). The funding source had no role in the design of this study, its execution, analyses, interpretation of the data, and decision to submit results. The authors thank June Atkinson and Giorgi Kvizhinadze for work on the disease costs.