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How three countries in the Americas are fortifying dietary salt reduction: a north and south perspective. Health Policy

Consultant in Public Health, Ottawa, Canada.
Health Policy (Impact Factor: 1.73). 09/2011; 102(1):26-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.06.008
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ABSTRACT A chronic disease/risk factor prevention framework with three policy environments – communications, physical and economic – was used to organize population level interventions that address the “over consumption of dietary salt”, a key risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The framework was then used to map the population based strategies to reduce dietary salt consumption being applied in three countries in the Americas – Argentina, Canada and Chile – each with a history of multi-sector approaches to deal with the risk factors for chronic disease, offering a north versus south perspective.

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