This paper is a Position Statement from an ‘ad hoc’ Scientific Review Subcommittee of the PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction. It is produced in response to requests from representatives of countries of the Pan-American Region of WHO needing clarification on two recent publications casting doubts on the appropriateness of population wide policies to reduce salt intake for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

New Delhi: Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board S P Gautam sold a patent he held privately on a technology to the apex authority on a revenue sharing basis and then passed a directive in

National Institute of Nutrition wants high sodium content in ready-to-eat foods reduced

Nuclear chemist and a professor of chemistry at the University of Sindh, Dr Mohammad Yar Khuhawar, has said that non-release of water downstream of Kotri Barrage has caused an increase in salt levels in river water and led to large-scale death of small fish.

Mr Khuhawar told journalists here on Monday that salt level had increased in water pooled in a small quantity at different places on the r

A new study found that low-salt diets increase the risk of death from heart attacks and strokes and do not prevent high blood pressure, but the research

MUMBAI: An expert panel formed by the Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU), a government think-tank on infrastructure projects for the city, has recommended unlocking certain No Development Zone (NDZ) areas and saltpan lands in order to accommodate more affordable housing projects.

Use of adequately iodised salt has increased by 20 per cent in the rural households as against the last country-wide survey conducted under the National Family Health Survey (2005-06).

The Iodised Salt Coverage Study 2010, released here earlier this week, suggests that use of iodised salt in rural India has jumped to 47.3 per cent from 27 per cent.

BEIJING: China moved to a halt panic buying of salt triggered by rumors that iodized salt could help guard against radiation poisoning.

In a bid to address PM Manmohan Singh's concern on the "unacceptably high" levels of malnutrition in the country, a meeting has been called on Tuesday to examine the possibility of promoting double fortification of salt with iron.

The doubly fortified salt has already been tried and tested both within the lab and in field trials.

According to NIN scientists, the cost of doubly fortifying sal

The state government is under pressure from the Centre to stay the release of 2,177 hectares of saltpan land in Mumbai for redevelopment, fearing it would lead to trouble in the flood-prone city.

The state government had planned to give this land to private developers for slum rehabilitation projects in lieu of incentives.

Sources in the ministry of urban development told DNA,