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UK government gets serious about averting high salt consumption

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.

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About: UK government gets serious about averting high salt consumption

Date: 21 December 2004

Source: News Target Network

URL: http://www.newstarget.com/002910.html

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