Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regent University found that many adolescents consume the same amount of salt as adults, with some consuming more than twice the recommended daily allowance. Regardless of calorie consumption, this high sodium intake is directly correlated with fatness and obesity.
The study featured 766 healthy teenagers. A total of 97 percent of these teens reported that they exceeded the American Heart Association's recommended sodium intake of 1,500 milligrams daily. The results of the study were published in the journal Pediatrics.