Medical News Summary: UK government gets serious about averting high salt consumption


About: UK government gets serious about averting high salt consumption
Date: 21 December 2004
Source: News Target Network
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by News Target Network): The government is trying to raise awareness about the association of high salt consumption with high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. 26 million UK people eat more than the recommended 6g of salt per day. The government is targeting food manufacturers to try to reduce salt content of food but they claim that the government should be targeting the bigger risk factors of alcohol and obesity. Nevertheless, many foods have had a dramatic reduction in salt content.
Related Disease Topics: High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Alcoholism obesity

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