Estimate of total salt intake in two regions of Belgium through analysis of sodium in 24-h urine samples.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate total salt intake in the adult population through an analysis of sodium in 24-h urine samples in two regions of Belgium.METHODS: Urine samples were collected over 24 h from participants and they had to complete a specific questionnaire about salt intake afterwards. Sodium and creatinine concentrations were analysed in these samples.SUBJECTS: The target population comprised adults aged 45-65 years in the region of Ghent and Liege. A total of 123 and 157 volunteers from Ghent and Liege, respectively, were included in the study.RESULTS: The mean creatinine level in Flan…

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