The impact of a Public Health Responsibility Deal (RD) on salt intake, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and gastric cancer burdens (GCa)

Researchers in the UK estimated the impact of the RD on trends in salt intake and associated changes in CVD and GCa incidence, mortality and economic costs in the UK from 2011-2025. The RD is a public-private partnership (PPP) which gave greater freedom to the food industry to set and monitor targets for salt intakes.

Results included;

  • Between 2003 and 2010 mean salt intake fell annually by 0.20 grams/day among men and 0.12 g/d among women
  • After RD implementation in 2011, annual declines in salt intake slowed to 0.11 g/d among men and 0.07 g/d among women
  • Researchers estimated that the RD has been responsible for approximately 9,900 additional cases of CVD and 1500 additional cases of GCa between 2011 and 2018.

Researchers concluded that a PPP such as the RD, which lack robust and independent target setting, monitoring and enforcement are unlikely to produce optimal health gains and could lead to additional cases of CVD and GCa.

Posted: 26/07/2019 10:13:56 by Deirdre Brennan
Filed under: Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Salt intake


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