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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 27 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4375

Salt intake falls among English adults: The mean estimated salt intake, derived from urinary sodium excretion, for adults aged 19-64 years in England was 8.1 g per day in 2011 (9.3 g for men and 6.8 g for women), significantly less than in 2000-1, when it was 9.5 g per day, but not significantly less than in 2008, show figures from the Department of Health. This is now the lowest salt intake of any developed country in the world. Overall, 70% of 547 …

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