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asked Her Majesty's Government:
What proportion of individuals currently suffering from hypertension would be likely to see a clinically significant improvement in their blood pressure if they restricted their sodium intake to within the Government's guideline of 6 grams per day.
No such estimate has been made by the Government. The number of lives saved annually by reducing average population intakes to 6 grams has, however, been estimated to be around 20,200.