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World Health Organisation guideline is 2000mg. The amount of sodium consumed and the sources responsible for it vary widely around the planet. However, in most countries, populations and cultures, sodium intakes are much higher than recommendations7.
- World Health Organization (2007) Reducing salt intake in populations: report of a WHO forum and technical meeting, 5-7 October 2006, Paris, France. Available at: http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/Salt_Report_VC_april07.pdf Accessed 17/03/2017
- European Union (EU). National Salt Initiatives-implementing the EU Framework for salt reduction initiatives. June 2009. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/health//sites/health/files/nutrition_physical_activity/docs/salt_report1_en.pdf Accessed 17/03/2017
- IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2010. Strategies to reduce sodium intake in the United States, Washington D.C.
- Food standards Agency (FSA) (2009). Salt reduction targets. Available at: http://collections.europarchive.org/tna/20100927130941/http://food.gov.uk/healthiereating/salt/saltreduction Accessed 17/03/2017
- Department of Health, Public Health Responsibility Deal Pledges. Available at: https://responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk/pledges/ Accessed 11/09/2017
- Pan American Health Organization (2013) Salt Smart Americas. Available at: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=21554&Itemid=270 Accessed 17/03/2017
- Powles J, Fahimi S, Micha R, et al (2013) Global, regional and national sodium intakes in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis of 24 h urinary sodium excretion and dietary surveys worldwide. BMJ Open 2013;3:e003733. Available at: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/12/e003733 Accessed 17/03/2017