UK: FSA sets salt intake targets for children
The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued salt intake targets for children based on a new report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). The FSA says the recommendations for target levels of salt intake are important because high salt intake is linked to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease. People with high blood pressure are three times more likely to develop heart disease and stroke, and twice as likely to die from these diseases than people with normal levels. High blood pressure contributes to more than 170,000 deaths per year in England alone.
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