Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 16:09
The world’s current dietary salt consumption, more than twice the daily amount recommended, is rubbing the wound of declining public health. Increasing evidence suggests that a high salt intake may directly increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity through soft drink consumption, and many other preventable diseases, including cancers. Restricting dietary salt is even more critical for high-risk populations, such as diabetes. In this report we review the serious health consequences associated with high dietary salt intake and speak to Professor Graham MacGregor, Chairman of the World Action on Health and Salt, who has successfully pursued the food industry and campaigned for better consumer awareness. It’s time to expose the facts and refuse that pinch of salt.