Table 3

 Effect of reduction in salt intake on the incidence of stroke and ischaemic heart disease

Reduction in salt intake (g/day)Reduction in risk of stroke (%)*Reduction in risk of IHD (%)*
IHD, ischaemic heart disease.
*Lower estimate based on changes in the systolic blood pressure and higher estimate based on changes in diastolic blood pressure. Based on He and MacGregor, 2003.8
312–149–10
623–2516–19
932–3623–27