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Impact of the UK voluntary sodium reduction targets on the sodium content of processed foods from 2006 to 2011: Analysis of household consumer panel data

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Objective: In 2006 the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) introduced voluntary sodium reduction targets for more than 80 categories of processed food. Our aim was to determine the impact of these targets on the sodium content of processed foods in the UK between 2006 and 2011. Method: Household consumer panel data (n > 18,000 households) were used to calculate crude and sales-weighted mean sodium content for 47,337 products in 2006 and 49,714 products in 2011. Two sample t-tests were used to c...

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10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.07.024

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Ni Mhurchu, C More by this author
Webster, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
Preventive Medicine
Volume:
57
Issue:
5
Pages:
555-560
Publication date:
2013
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EISSN:
1096-0260
ISSN:
0091-7435
URN:
uuid:18defed7-ebbe-4516-aa1f-c559b7386cd2
Source identifiers:
429949
Local pid:
pubs:429949

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