#GeorgeTalks on Salt Substitutes: Reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack


Cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart attack, are the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. Excess consumption of salt is a contributor.

Join us to hear from Professor Bruce Neal, who will share the findings from his recently completed Salt Substitute and Stroke Study. The study – undertaken in China over five years – is one of the largest dietary interventions ever conducted, with over 20,000 participants from 600 rural villages in five provinces. The findings provide clear evidence that salt substitution is one of the most practical ways of achieving a real impact globally and a positive change to our individual health.

In the coming weeks, we will announce several expert panellists from the Pacific. The event will be moderated by Professor Anushka Patel, Vice Principal Director & Chief Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health. Professor Neal’s presentation and panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.


  • Prof Bruce Neal

    Executive Director, The George Institute, Australia

    Prof Bruce Neal