WASH study – Same product in Canada has more salt

World Action on Salt and Health (WASH), an international group of experts and stakeholders, has released a report showing that some products sold in Canada have more salt relative to the same products sold in other countries. In cases, the Canadian versions have multiples of the salt relative to the same products sold in the USA or United Kingdom. The sole designated spokesperson in Canada for WASH is Dr. Norm Campbell, a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and CIHR Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. You can watch his interview on the CTV News Channel by clicking the image below (you’ll need to watch an ad first):

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Study Press Release – click HERE

Dr. Campbell was interviewed by several other media outlets for print, radio and television. A sample of the coverage is listed below:

Globe and Mail – LINK

“Most people have no idea how much salt they’re getting,” said Norm Campbell, a professor of medicine at the University of Calgary and Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. “Canadians should be outraged by this.”

Canada.com – LINK

Radio-Canada (French) – LINK

Global National (click image):

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UCalgary Medicine article – LINK

To read more articles regarding ‘too much salt’ and items containing comments from Canada’s leading expert on hypertension Dr. Norm Campbell, click HERE.

To learn about the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP), a national program led by Dr. Norm Campbell, click HERE.

Did you know …

More than 5.7 million Canadians are diagnosed with hypertension!

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