Colombia leads on reducing salt-related diseases

Colombia cityscape with the words "Colombia is leading the way in tackling salt-related diseases"

One in three Colombians has high blood pressure raising their risk of heart disease, stroke and other non-communicable diseases. One major cause is eating too much salt—Colombians consume on average more than double the WHO recommended amount each day. In a new video by RTSL and NCD Alliance, Colombia shares how they’ve teamed up with civil society organizations to enact policies that will help reduce salt consumption and improve health, including: Mandatory limits on sodium in processed foods; Food labels warn of excessive sodium, sugar and fat in ultra-processed foods; and Increased taxes for unhealthy foods.