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Salty food diminishes thirst and increases hunger: Study

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research has reversed ideas about the health impacts of a high salt intake diet, and may have implications for salt reduction campaigns throughout Europe - though public health campaigners have called the results "contrived". 

“The food we eat is now the biggest cause of ill health through its high salt, fat and sugar content added by the food industry,

Salt intake directly linked to obesity: CASH

By Niamh Michail

There is a direct link between salt intake and obesity, says 1200-strong CASH study – but health experts say the findings should be taken with a pinch of salt.

The study found the number of headaches was reduced regardless of blood pressure

Study: Cutting salt could reduce headaches

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Halving salt intake from 8 g to 4 g per day could significantly reduce the occurrence of headaches, according to a new study published in BMJ Open.

Eating salty snacks has been suggested to increase thirst, and therefore drive excess calorie intake.

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

By Nathan Gray

It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for increased consumption of sugary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. But just how true is this notion?

We may reach the WHO's 5 g target in 30 or 40 years, claimed Cappuccio

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The UK’s salt reduction programme has been hugely successful – but it has challenges ahead, according to experts speaking at FoodNavigator’s Salt Reduction Forum last week.

Salt reduction policies may also involve trade flow in the future

What’s next for salt reduction policy?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

European salt reduction initiatives have come a long way over the past few years – but what’s working, and what are the next steps?

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