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The association between dietary sodium intake and obesity in adults by sodium intake assessment methods: a review of systematic reviews and re-meta-analysis

Diets that encourage the consumption of salty foods may promote weight gain and obesity in men and women.

This meta-analysis examined whether higher intake of salty foods is tied to the development of obesity. Researchers studied the findings of 54 scientific publications on the subject. 

Researchers found a high proportion of obesity among followers of high salt diet. This meta-analysis highlighted the role salty foods play in the development of obesity.

Research Summary Information

  • 2023
  • Jounghee Lee, Cheongmin Sohn, Oh-Yoen Kim, Young-Min Lee, Mi Ock Yoon, Myoungsook Lee
  • Department of Food and Nutrition, Kunsan National University, Gunsan 54150, Korea. Department of Food and Nutrition, Wonkwang University, Iksan 54538, Korea. Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dong-A University, Busan 49315, Korea. Department of Practical Science Education, Gyeongin National University of Education, Incheon 21044, Korea. Nutrition Information Center, Korean Nutrition Society, Seoul 04376, Korea. Department of Food and Nutrition, School of Bio-Health Convergence, Health & Wellness College, Sungshin Women's University, Seoul 01133, Korea.
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