Aussies struggling to limit salt intake

An advisory statement from the AHA, prompted by controversial research suggesting a reduction in salt consumption did not improve cardiovascular health, involved a comprehensive literature review.

Lead author and professor of global public health at Tulane University in New Orleans, Dr Paul Whelton, said people should not be swayed by the research, which had serious methodological weaknesses.

The Australian Heart Foundation says everyone should try to get below 2300mg sodium, which is equivalent to about 6g salt. The NHMRC recommends a target of 1600mg and