Aug. 13, 2019

According to a new research, Salt intake in China is confirmed to be among the highest in the world, with adults over the past four decades consistently consuming on average above 10g of salt a day, which is more than twice the recommended limit.


  • The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, was led by Monique Tan at Queen Mary University, London.

  • Chinese children aged 3-6 are eating the maximum amount of salt recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for adults

  • The United States, India and Australia are not far behind with a mean of 9 grams, while New Zealand, Canada and England are also above the 8-gram mark.

  • High sodium intake results in elevated blood pressure, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. In China, cardiovascular disease – which includes heart attack and stroke – now accounts for 40% of deaths.