Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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