A Brief Study of Dietary Salt Intake in an Urban Population

  • Tahere Soltani
  • Seyed Saeed Mazloomy Mahmoodabad
  • Azadeh Nadjarzadeh
  • Ali Akbar Vaezi
  • Seyedeh Mahdieh Namayandeh
  • Mohammad Hossein Soltani
  • Hossien Fallahzadeh
Keywords: Intake salt, sodium intake, Yazd


Background: The purpose of this study is to investigate the amount of salt consumed by the people living in Yazd, Iran and its related factors based on previous investigations.

materials and methods: A general search was performed on electronic databases of Daneshgostar Barakat system, Magiran, SID and English databases such as Scopus, PubMed, Web of sciences, Science direct, and Google scholar search engines using following keywords: "salt intake" OR "sodium intake" OR "salt reduction" OR "salt content" OR "sodium reduction" OR "Diet, Reducing"  regardless of the time interval. A total of 273 articles were obtained from the mentioned website. Papers published up to September 30, 2019 were retrieved. A total of 15 related articles were analyzed, and studies on the amount of salt consumed were evaluated.

Results: The amount of salt received by the people of Yazd is higher than the standard of the World Organization and has an increasing trend.

Conclusion: A population-based approach for salt intake reduction can lower blood pressure levels and presumably significantly reduce mortality. Therefore, the implementation of a comprehensive plan and intervention for salt consumption is necessary for this population.