Consensus Action on Salt and Health
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
University of London
Consensus Action on Salt and Health is a group concerned with salt and its effects on health, supported by 22 expert scientific members. CASH was set up in 1996 as a response to the refusal of the Chief Medical Officer to endorse the COMA recommendations to reduce salt intake, following the threat of withdrawal of funds by the food industry to the Conservative Party. This view was contrary to the current medical and scientific consensus and we aim to counter these claims with the wealth of scientific evidence, which clearly links high salt intake to ill health.