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Britons still eating 50pc too much salt - Telegraph

Breakfast cereals, bread and cheese are among 80 everyday foodstuffs that should have further cuts made to their salt contents, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

New research carried out by the FSA on nearly 700 British adults showed that average salt intake was 8.6g per day - significantly higher than the Government's national target of 6g, or one level teaspoon.

But reducing the average daily intake to 6g could prevent about 20,200 premature deaths every year from strokes, heart attacks and heart failure, according to the FSA.

Hogwash - Strong recommendations for universal sodium restriction are not supported by strong evidence. - if you don't believe me then Dr. Hillel Cohen of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC and author of several health outcomes studies of the NHANES database, delivered a PowerPoint presentation recently to the Canadian Society of Clinical Nutrition's annual scientific meeting in Toronto. CSCN has rendered a valuable service by putting the presentation online.

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Dawn Page, 52, claims she was told to drink more water and reduce her salt intake during The Amazing Hydration Diet.

"New research carried out by the FSA on nearly 700 British adults showed that average salt intake was 8.6g per day - significantly higher than the Government's national target of 6g, or one level teaspoon."

They still don't get it. That "target" should be stated (taking into account all sources) as a minimum except for the very few who actually have an illness that causes their bodies to not dump excess. Heck, maybe they should target bananas because over-consumption can actually have an adverse effect owing to potassium content.

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