Majority Of Packaged Food Contains Excessive Amounts Of Sodium, CDC Confirms

April 3, 2015 10:39 PM

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The majority of packaged food available in markets contains exorbitant amounts of sodium, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports in a new publication. Foods that usually contained high levels of sodium included pasta dishes, meat dishes, and pizza.

Excessive sodium consumption has been referred to as a risk factor for hypertension. Amusingly, the prevalence of hypertension varies geographically in the U.S. In order to explore potential causes of this disparity, analysts at the CDC started to figure out whether sodium content in packaged food v...

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