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The link between a high salt intake and high blood pressure, which raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, is well established.  © iStock

Ireland's salt intake is falling - but still too high

By Niamh Michail

There have been “significant reductions” in salt intake among the Irish population thanks to voluntary industry efforts, says the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) - but intake is still more than double the recommended levels for men.