New Salt Regulations - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/29/07

New Salt Regulations

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For the first time in 25 years, researchers at the Food and Drug Association are considering changing the rules on how much salt should go into food.

Experts at the American Heart Association say that 150,000 lives could be saved every year by simply cutting the salt content in processed and restaurant food. A diet high in salt can increase the risk of hypertension.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest agrees that it's time for a salt shake-up. The consumer group claims that the effort to educate the public about salt and to encourage people to watch for sodium content on food labels is just not working

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