A new initiative aims to stop Chinese from eating too much salt, which can cause hypertension, a condition found in one-third of Chinese adults. Action on Salt China (ASC), a four-year anti-sodium crusade, launched Wednesday in Beijing. The British-Chinese project aims to lower salt content in food that is home-cooked,

A taste-enhancer that wreaks harm About 9.8 million people die every year due to hypertension-related complications, according to WHO. Commonly termed ‘blood pressure’, hypertension is a silent killer causing heart disease, kidney failure and strokes. About 35 per cent of the world population above 25 suffers from hypertension. One of