Intake of household salt in a Danish population

  • Rasmussen, Lone Banke (Project Manager)
  • Larsen, Erik Huusfeldt (Project Participant)
  • Jakobsen, Jette (Project Participant)

Project Details


Intake of household salt in a Danish population

Short project description
The aim of the present study is to assess the intake of household salt and the part of the total salt which is derived from household salt in a cross section of the Danish population.

100 men and women between 20 and 55 years of age are recruited by advertising in some work places and in some supermarkets in the Copenhagen area. The subjects use a salt cellar with a known amount of lithium-tagged salt for 10 consecutive days. Before the 10 days and for the last 3 days of the 10 days period 24-h urine samples are collected.

Urine samples are analysed for sodium content, to determine total salt intake and lithium content, to determine intake of household salt.
Effective start/end date01/06/200601/06/2007

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