“Americans are generally not healthy”, say the FDA and USDA that advices on nutritional guidelines. About 117 million Americans are already diagnosed with one or even two preventable illnesses and a third of the adult population have high blood pressure. Unpleasant results from a CDC study explains why.
Linda Scheib, epidemiologist from the Centers of Diseases Control and Prevention headed the salt-hunt. Her team looked up differences of nutrition facts from different labels across the states and compared them with the recommended values.