September 15, 2004

Silent Killer


The UK?s Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned today that people should drastically reduce their salt consumption. High salt intake can cause high blood pressure, which is a contributing factor in more than 170,000 deaths a year in the UK.

Around 75% of salt in diets comes from processed food. Among the biggest contributors are bread, breakfast cereals, biscuits and pasta. Only 10% to 15% of the remaining salt is added during cooking or at the table, with a similar amount found naturally in certain foods.

Food Standards Agency has also launched a website where you can play a game featuring Sid the Slug!

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Posted by mehrdad at September 15, 2004 10:20 PM | Journal 2004 |