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Salt and health survey 2010

New research published by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) as part of Salt Awareness Week shows that whilst as many as 9 out of 10 people in the UK know salt can damage their health, very few have any idea how.  For instance only 34% are aware it can lead to stroke, and 61% heart disease.  Even less people are aware salt is linked to conditions such as osteoporosis (4%), stomach cancer (6%), obesity (13%), kidney stones and kidney disease (27%), which can affect anyone. Click here for a full summary of the results [PDF 266KB]

Graph 1 - Q1. Do you think eating too much salt could damage your health? 'Yes' by age and gender 

Graph 2 - Q2. Which, if any, of the following health conditions is linked to eating too much salt? All conditions by gender

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