Halve the Salt

FEBRUARY 01, 2003

If Americans could cut their salt intake in half, 150,000 deaths a year from stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure?related illnesses could be prevented.

That announcement came recently from the American Public Health Association. The 125-year old association has begun a campaign to get food companies and restaurateurs to reduce the salt content of their products by 50% over the next 10 years. The FDA?s recommended daily sodium intake comes to about a teaspoon.

The average American consumes nearly twice that amount.



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