According to the sources, out of 17.3 million cardiovascular related deaths each year, over half of them – 9.4 million – are linked to hypertension.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults should not have more than 5g of salt a day. In most countries, the average person consumes between 9 and 12 g a day.

The World Congress of Cardiology will convene leading experts across the world from May 4 to 7 to debate and present the latest findings in heart health.

It is reported that one of the main topics that will be discussed is on the importance of national targets to reduce premature mortality related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as dietary salt guidelines.

(JPN)

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