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Sodium content of processed foods in the United Kingdom: analysis of 44,000 foods purchased by 21,000 households.

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BACKGROUND: In the United Kingdom, sodium reduction targets have been set for a large number of processed food categories. Assessment and monitoring are essential to evaluate progress. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to determine whether household consumer panel food-purchasing data could be used to assess the sodium content of processed foods. Our further objectives were to estimate the mean sodium content of UK foods by category and undertake analyses weighted by food-purchasing volumes. DESIGN: Da...

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10.3945/ajcn.110.004481

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Ni Mhurchu, C More by this author
Capelin, C More by this author
Dunford, EK More by this author
Webster, JL More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Volume:
93
Issue:
3
Pages:
594-600
Publication date:
2011-03-05
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EISSN:
1938-3207
ISSN:
0002-9165
URN:
uuid:e7d0d31b-86d3-4c5f-bd85-3ffde27540f8
Source identifiers:
417957
Local pid:
pubs:417957

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