The research, from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the Committee on Toxicity, found the potential benefits of using potassium-based sodium replacers outweighed any perceived risks, and would have a large impact at the population level.
Call for government action
CASH chairman Graham MacGregor said the government “must now act swiftly” to set new targets and proactively encourage food companies across different categories to explore the use of potassium-based sodium replacers.
“This would both help reduce sodium levels in foods, and stop thousands of people suffering and dying unnecessarily from strokes and heart disease,” he claimed.
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