About the event:
When a slice of bread can contain as much salt as a packet of crisps what do we do? As part of World Salt Awareness Week C3 was joined by Professor Bruce Neal of The George Institute (TGI) and Mhairi Brown from Action on Salt UK, to talk reducing salt. Excess salt intake is a key cause of heart disease and stroke but with it so entrenched in our diets how can we address it?
Prof Neal shared his vision for TGI’s goal of switching the world’s salt supply to potassium-enriched salt, highlighting key findings from the landmark Salt Substitute and Stroke Study. Meanwhile, Mhairi shed light on the barriers and opportunities to increasing the uptake of reduced-sodium, potassium-enriched salt in the UK. Watch the talk and Q and A below
About our speakers:
Professor Bruce Neal of The George Institute Australia is a Professor of Medicine UNSW, Sydney and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Imperial College London. Mhairi Brown is a registered Nutritionist and Policy, Public Affairs and International Projects Lead at Action on Salt, a charity organisation concerned with salt and its effects on health.
This talk was a collaboration between C3 Collaborating for Health and The George Institute for Global Health.