Why can’t we cut salt: Is it time to switch the world’s salt supply?

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When a slice of bread can contain as much salt as a packet of crisps what do we do? Excess salt intake is a key cause of heart disease and stroke but why is it so entrenched in our diets how can we address it?

Professor Bruce Neal of The George Institute for Global Health and Mhairi Brown from Action on Salt UK will come together for this event during Salt Awareness Week.

Learn more about The George Institute’s goal of switching the world’s salt supply to potassium-enriched salt and key findings from the landmark Salt Substitute and Stroke Study.

Meanwhile, Mhairi will shed light on the barriers and opportunities to increasing the uptake of reduced-sodium, potassium-enriched salt in the UK and how much government intervention is required to successfully reduce the population’s salt intake.