Should the Government Limit Your Salt Intake?

05.07.10 | Sherri Watters | Comments[0]

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Original News Story: A majority of Americans don't think their salt consumption should be a governmental concern. While some public health groups are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set new guidelines for dietary sodium, a Rasmussen Reports poll shows that only 33-percent agree that the federal agency should issue adjusted limits on how much salt a person can eat.

55-percent say the FDA has no business addressing their salt intake. More than 75-percent say they keep track of what they eat, and 31-percent check the ingredients of what they eat "very closely," so the government doesn't need to do this for them. Just 21-percent say they don't really monitor what's in the food they eat, and only 6-percent pay no attention to their food's ingredients.

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If you want more information about how much salt should be in your diet, please consult your doctor or nutritionist.


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