THE World Health Organisation in association with the George Institute of the US and the Ministry of Health has released a short documentary that highlights the hidden dangers of salt.
Launched during the Pacific Islands Health Research Symposium in Nadi on Thursday, the short film featured medical professionals highlighting the dangers of salt and encouraged Pacific Island families to reduce their salt intake.
WHO South Pacific nutritionist Doctor Temo Wainiqolo said the video would assist WHO and other health organisations in promoting the reduction of salt intake for every family.
Dr Wainiqolo believed that the Salt - The Hidden Dangers DVD would also be good campaign resource for healthy living promotion.
The health organisation took the fight against the daily use of salt in food to another level as the dangers of the spice became more prevalent with the increase of non-communicable diseases.
"High blood pressure or hypertension, heart attacks are all caused by salt," said Ministry of Health NCD national advisor Dr Isimeli Tukana.
Dr Tukana said there had been improvements in the fight against the use of salt in Fiji but more work was still needed.
However, Dr Tukana said Fiji's situation had improved greatly compared to other countries in the region.