What is the impact of sodium on cardiovascular diseases?

Of the 57 million deaths worldwide in 2008, 17 million were due to cardiovascular disease (30%). And the forecasts are worrying: 25 million in 2030. Excessive sodium consumption is the leading cause of high blood pressure, which is itself the leading cause of cardiovascular disease.

The World Health Organization estimates that these figures could be reduced by half through appropriate prevention. And it is sodium reduction that is at the heart of this global prevention strategy.

WHO Member States have decided to reduce the salt consumption of the world’s population by 30% by 2025.