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  1. Aburto NJ, Ziolkovska A, Hooper L, Elliott P, Cappuccio FP & Meerpohl JJ. Effect of lower sodium intake on health: systematic review and meta-analyses. British Medical Journal 2013; 346: f1326.
  2. Aburto NJ, Hanson S, Gutierrez H, Hooper L, Elliott P & Cappuccio FP. Effect of increased potassium intake on cardiovascular risk factors and disease: systematic review and meta-analyses. British Medical Journal 2013; 346: f1378.
  3. Campbell N, Legowski B, Legetic B, Wilks R, Pinto de Almeida Vasconcellos AB on behalf of the PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction. PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group Policy Statement: preventing cardiovascular disease in the Americas by reducing dietary salt intake population-wide. CVD Prevention and Control 2010;4:189-91
  4. Campbell N, Legowski B, Legetic B (Group member: FP Cappuccio). Mobilising the Americas for dietary salt reduction. Lancet 2010; doi: 10.1016/50140-6736(10)60489-8
  5. Campbell N, Cappuccio FP, Tobe SW. Unnecessary controversy regarding dietary sodium. A lot about a little. Can J Cardiol 2011; 27: 404-6
  6. Campbell N, Correa-Rotter R, Neal B & Cappuccio FP. New evidence relsting to the health impact of reducing salt intake. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2011; 21: 617-9
  7. Campbell N, Dary O, Cappuccio FP, Neufeld LM, Harding KB & Zimmermann MB. Collaboration to optimize dietary intakes of salt and iodine. A critical but overlooked public health issue. Bulletin of World Health Organization 2012; 90: 73-4
  8. Campbell NRC, Dary O, Cappuccio FP, Neufeld LM, Harding KB, Zimmermann MB. The need for coordinated programs to improve global health by optimizing salt and iodine intake. Pan American Journal of Public Health 2012; 32(4): 281-6
  9. Campbell NRC, Appel LJ, Cappuccio FP, Correa-Rotter R, Hankey GJ, Lackland DT, MacGregor GA, Neal B, Niebylski M, Webster J, Willis K, Woodward M. A call for quality research on salt intake and health: from the World Hypertension League and Supporting Organizations. J Clin Hypertens 2014; 16(7): 469-71
  10. Campbell NRC, Correa-Rotter R, Cappuccio FP, Webster J, Lackland DT, Neal B, MacGregor GA. Proposed nomenclature for salt intake and for reductions in dietary salt. J Clin Hypertens 2015; 17: 247-251
  11. Campbell NRC & Cappuccio FP. Dietary salt and blood pressure: verdict is clear, so why any debate? Hypertension Journal 2016; 2(2): 57-59

  12. Cappuccio FP. Salt and cardiovascular disease. British Medical Journal 2007; 334: 859-60
  13. Cappuccio FP. Overview and evaluation of national policies, dietary recommendtions and programmes around the world aiming at reducing salt intake in the population. World Health Organization. Reducing salt intake in populations: report of a WHO forum and technical meeting. WHO Geneva 2007; pp.1 – 60 (ISBN 978 92 4 159537 7)
  14. Cappuccio FP & Capewell S. How to cut down salt intake in populations. Heart 2010;96:1863-4
  15. Cappuccio FP. 'With a pinch of salt' revisited. Clinical Medicine 2010;10(5): 518 (letter)
  16. Cappuccio FP & Capewell S. A sprinkling of doubt. New Scientist 2010; 2758 (1 May); 22-23
  17. Cappuccio FP, Pravst I. Health claims on foods: promoting healthy food choices or high salt intake? British Journal of Nutrition 2011; 106: 1770-1 (letter)
  18. Cappuccio FP, Capewell S, Lincoln P & McPherson K. Policy options to reduce population salt intake. British Medical Journal 2011; 343: 402-5
  19. Cappuccio FP & Ji C. Less salt and less risk of stroke: further support to action. Stroke 2012; 43: 1195-6 (Editorial)
  20. Cappuccio FP. Cardiovascular and other effects of salt consumption. Kidney International 2013; Suppl.3: 312-5
  21. Cappuccio FP, Capewell S, He FJ, MacGregor GA. Salt: the dying echoes of the food industry. American Journal of Hypertension 2014; 27(2): 279-81
  22. Cappuccio FP, Neal B, Campbell NRC, MacGregor GA. Salt: friend or foe? Lancet 2013; 382: 683 (letter)
  23. Cappuccio FP, Capewell S. Facts, issues and controversies in salt reduction for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Functional Food Reviews 2015; 7(1): 41-61.
  24. Cappuccio FP, Ji C, Donfrancesco C, Palmieri L, Ippolito R, Vanuzzo D, Giampaoli S, Strazzullo P. Geographic and socio-economic variation of sodium and potassium intake in Italy. Results from the MINISAL-GIRCSI programme. BMJ Open 2015; 5: e007467
  25. Cappuccio FP. Polar Views in Nephrology. Pro: Reducing salt intake at population level: is it really a public health priority? Nephrology Dialysis & Transplantation 2016; 31: 1392-1396
  26. Cappuccio FP. Polar Views in Nephrology. Con: Reducing salt intake at population level: is it really a public health priority? Opponent's comments. Nephrology Dialysis & Transplantation 2016; 31: 1403-1404
  27. Cappuccio FP, Buchanan LA, Ji C, Siani A, Miller MA. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials on the effects of potassium supplementation on serum potassium and creatinine. BMJ Open 2016; 6: e011716.
  28. Cappuccio FP. Salt and cardiovascular disease. Lancet 2016; 388: 2112 (letter
  29. Cappuccio FP, Campbell NRC. Population dietary salt reduction and the risk of cardiovascular disease: a commentary on recent evidence. J Clin Hypertens 2017; 19(1): 4-5
  30. Cappuccio FP. Invited Commentary: Evaluating population salt reduction prpograms worldwide: the risk of cutting corners! Public Health Nutrition 2017; on-line DOI:10.1017/S13/68980017003408
  31. D'Elia L, Barba G, Cappuccio FP & Strazzullo P. Potassium intake, stroke and cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2011; 57(10): 1210-1219
  32. D’Elia L, Rossi G, Ippolito R, Cappuccio FP, Strazzullo P. Habitual salt intake and risk of gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Clinical Nutrition 2012; 31: 489-98
  33. D’Elia L, Cappuccio FP, Iacone R, Russo O, Galletti F, Strazzullo P. Altered renal sodium handling and risk of incident hypertension: results of the Olivetti Heart Study. PLoS ONE 2017; 12(2): e0171973.
  34. European Heart Network. Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health. European Heart Network, Brussels, 2017; pp. 1-137 (Cappuccio FP in writing group)
  35. He FJ, Appel LJ, Cappuccio FP, de Wardener HE, MacGregor GA. Does reducing salt intake increase cardiovascular mortality? Kidney International 2011; 378: 380-2
  36. Hendriksen M, Geleijnse JM, van Raaij JMA, Cappuccio FP, Cobiac LC, Scarborough P, Nusselder WJ, Jaccard A, Boshuizen HC. Identification of differences in health impact modelling of salt reduction. PLoS ONE 2017; 12(11): e0186760.
  37. Hlastan Ribič C, Zakotnik JM, Seljak BK, Poličnik R, Blaznik U, Fidler Mis N, Eržen I, Ji C, Cappuccio FP. Estimation of sodium availability in food in Slovenia: results from household food purchase data from 2000 to 2009. Slovenian Journal of Public Health 2014; 53: 209-19
  38. Hunt BD & Cappuccio FP. Potassium intake and stroke risk. A review of the evidence and practical considerations for achieving a minimum target. Stroke 2014;45: 45: 1519-22
  39. Hyseni L, Elliot-Green A, Lloyd-Williams F, Kypridemos C, O'Flaherty M, McGill R, Orton L, Bromley H, Cappuccio FP, Capewell S. Systematic review of dietary salt reduction policies: evidence for an effectiveness hierarchy? PLoS ONE 2017; 12(5): e0177535
  40. Ji C, Lu T, Dary O, Legetic B, Campbell NRC & Cappuccio FP on behalf of the Sub-Group for Research & Surveillance of the PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through population-wide Dietary Salt Reduction. Systematic review of studies comparing 24-hour versus spot urine collections for estimating population salt intake. Pan American Journal of Public Health 2015; 38(1): 73-81
  41. Ji C, Sykes L, Paul C, Dary O, Legetic B, Campbell NRC & Cappuccio FP on behalf of the Sub-Group for Research & Surveillance of the PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through population-wide Dietary Salt Reduction. Systematic review of studies comparing 24-h vs spot urine collections for estimating population salt intake. Pan American Journal of Public Health 2012; 32(4): 307-15
  42. Ji C, Miller MA, Venezia A, Strazzullo P & Cappuccio FP. Comparisons of spot vs 24-h urine samples for estimating salt intake: validation study in two independent population samples of adults in Britain and Italy. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2014; 24: 140-7.
  43. Ji C, Kandala N-B & Cappuccio FP. Spatial variation of salt intake in Britain and association with socio-economic status. BMJ Open 2013; 3: e002246
  44. Ji C, Dary O, Campbell NR, Cappuccio FP. Spot and overnight urine are inappropriate to assess population sodium intake. Pan American Journal of Public Health 2013; 34(4): 283
  45. Ji C & Cappuccio FP. Socio-economic inequality in salt intake in Britain 10 years after a national salt reduction programme. BMJ Open 2014; 4: e005603
  46. NHS National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Prevention of cardiovascular disease at population level. NICE Public Health Guidance 25, June 2010
  47. Ribič CH, Zakotnik JM, Vertnik L, Vegnuti M & Cappuccio FP. Salt intake of the Slovene population assessed by 24-hour urinary sodium excretion. Public Health Nutrition 2010; 13(11): 1803-9
  48. Rodriguez-Fernandez R, Siopa M, Simpson SJ, Amiya RM, Breda J & Cappuccio FP. Current salt reduction policies across gradients of inequality-adjusted human development in the WHO European region: minding the gaps. Public Health Nutrition 2014; 17 (8): 1894-904
  49. Strazzullo P, D'Elia L, Kandala N-B & Cappuccio FP. Salt, stroke and cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. British Medical Journal 2009; 339: b4567
  50. TRUE Consortium (inTernational consoRtium for qUality resEarch on dietary sodium/salt). Recommended standards for assessing blood pressure in human research where blood pressure or hypertension is a major focus. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2017; 19: 108-13
  51. Vasara E, Marakis G, Breda J, Skepastanios P, HassapidouM, Kafatos A, Rodopaios N, Koulouri AA, Cappuccio FP. Sodium and potassium intake in healthy adults in Thessaloniki Greater Metropolitan Area - the SING (Salt Intake in Northern Greece) study. Nutrients 2017; 9(4): 417
  52. Venezia A, Barba G, Russo O, Capasso C, De Luca V, Farinaro E, Cappuccio FP, Galletti F, Rossi G & Strazzullo P. Dietary sodium intake in a sample of adult male population in southern Italy: results of the Olivetti Heart Study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010; 64: 518-24
  53. Webster J, Waqanivalu T, Arcand JA, Trieu K, Cappuccio FP, Appel LJ, Woodward M, Campbell NRC, McLean R. Understanding the science that supports population-wide salt reduction programs. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2017; doi: 10.1111/jch.12994
  54. World Health Organization. Salt as a vehicle for fortification. Report of a WHO Expert Consultation. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2008; pp. 1-27 (ISBN 978-92-4-159678-7)
  55. World Health Organization. Creating an enabling environment for population-based salt reduction strategies: report of a joint technical meeting held by WHO and the Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom, July 2010. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2010; pp. 1-42 (ISBN 978 92 4 150077 7)
  56. World Health Organization. Strategies to monitor and evaluate population sodium consumption and sources of sodium in the diet: report of a joint technical meeting convened by WHO and the Government of Canada. Canada, October 2010. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2011; pp. 1-40 (ISBN 978 92 4 150169 9)
  57. World Health Organization. Guideline: Sodium intake for adults and children. Geneva, World Health Organization (WHO), 2012, pp.1-56 [ISBN 978 92 4 150483 6]
  58. World Health Organization. Guideline: Potassium intake for adults and children. Geneva, World Health Organization (WHO), 2012, pp.1-52 [ISBN 978 92 4 150482 9]
  59. World Health Organization. Mapping salt reduction initiatives in the WHO European Region. Copenhagen, World Health Organization (WHO) 2013; pp. 1-50
  60. World Health Organization. Salt reduction and iodine fortification strategies in public health. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2014; pp. 1-34 (ISBN 978-92-4-150669-4)
  61. World Health Organization. How to obtain measures of population-level sodium intake in 24-hour urine samples. World Health Organization / Regional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean, WHO-EM/NUT/279/E, 2018; pp. 1- 51 (Author: Cappuccio FP)