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Mauritius: Mauritians aged from 30 to 59 years are great consumers of salt




While the rate of salt recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) is of the order of 5 to 6 g daily, 23.9% of Mauritian adults aged from 30 to 59 years consume 10 g or more salt per day and 79.5% of adults in the same age group consume 5 g or more salt in their daily diet.
 
The average consumption of salt in this age group thus amounted to 8.2 g in a day, as reported by the newspaper Le Matinal.
 
Men aged from 30 to 59 years and consume 8.8 g against 7.6 billion among women in the same age group.
 
Salt consumption among people affected by health problems such as "diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease" is close on its side on 7.4 g daily.
 
As a reminder, according to an international study conducted in March 2013 in 50 countries, salt would be responsible for the death of 2.3 million people every year, a million of these deaths occurring before the age of 69.



Fabrice François


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