Cardiovascular diseases cause 10,000 deaths per day 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are responsible for four out of six deaths in Europe, or 10,000 deaths per day and 4 million per year. WHO urges Europeans to reduce their salt intake.

“Implementing specific policies to reduce salt intake by 25% could save around 900,000 lives by 2030,” said Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, in a statement released on Wednesday. “This would prevent deaths from cardiovascular diseases.”

In Europe, one in three adults aged 30 to 79 has high blood pressure, often due to excessive salt intake.

In 51 of the 53 European countries, the average daily salt intake exceeds the WHO’s recommended limit of five grams (one teaspoon). This is due to the high consumption of processed foods and snacks.


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