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Relaxing salt regulations in ready meals, bread and soup 'caused 9,900 cases of heart disease and 1,500 stomach cancer diagnoses'

Relaxing salt regulations in the UK has been linked to thousands of cases of heart disease and stomach cancer that would never have otherwise occurred, research suggests.  A study looked at salt intake in England before and after changes to legislation were introduced in 2011.  The 'tragic' Public Health Responsibility Deal saw the food industry set its own salt targets, rather than being monitored by an independent body.  Researchers blame this for an additional 9,900 cases of cardiovascular disease and 1,500 stomach cancer diagnoses in 2011-to-2017.  Read more....

 

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