Study Finds Americans Probably Consume Far Too Much Salt

April 4, 2015 5:52 AM

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Study Finds Americans Probably Consume Far Too Much Salt

According to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly every single Americans exceed the daily sodium limits that have been set by federal nutrition experts, thanks to the high sodium content of most processed foods.

In the agency’s official report, the CDC stated, “Americans consume an average of 3,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day (excluding salt added at the table). But the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day. About six in 10 adults should further...

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