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In the developed world, more deaths are associated with high
blood pressure than with smoking - and salt is a major
Experts say that a high salt intake can be a major factor in
high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of a heart attack
Find lots of helpful
information about salt's impact on blood pressure on Blood
Pressure UK's website.
According to CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) anyone
can have high blood pressure, which is one of the main causes of
stroke, heart disease and a range of other issues. High blood
pressure or hypertension affects one in three British adult
population but because the condition is usually symptomless most
people have no idea they are at risk until it is too late. Find out more on the CASH website.
Blood Pressure UK tips to lower your blood
The FREE SaltSwitch App is a new feature of the popular health
app, FoodSwitch, which was developed by CASH. This app makes it easier than ever to
switch to less salty, and therefore healthier, food choices in your