Dietary sodium in adults in England 2014

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey assessment of dietary sodium in adults aged 19 to 64 years in England, 2014 was published by Public Health England this morning. The key findings are outlined below:

  • Mean estimated salt intake for adults aged 19 to 64 years was 8.0g/day (which is 33% higher than the maximum intake recommended by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition); 9.1g/day for men and 6.8g/day for women
  • The distribution of sodium excretion/estimated salt intake among the adult population aged 19 to 64 years was wide, ranging from 0.8g/day to 24.2g/day. The estimated salt intake of adult men aged 19 to 64 years was on average higher than women of the same age.
  • There was a relative reduction in mean estimated salt intake of approximately 11% since 2005.

 

Posted: 22/03/2016 11:50:49 by Laura Keaver


 

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