Delayed Finalization of Sodium Targets in the US May Cost 250,000 Lives by 2031

February 22, 2022

Delayed Finalization of Sodium Targets in the US May Cost 250,000 Lives by 2031

Yesterday, Resolve to Save Lives published an article with the Queen Mary University of London and World Action on Salt and Sugar, spotlighting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new targets for reducing sodium in processed foods. The delay in finalizing these targets may have cost more than 250,000 lives. If they are implemented quickly, we can prevent 400,000 deaths over the next decade.

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