Regulations on Common Food Ingredient

By: Lindsey Ward
By: Lindsey Ward

Each day the average American consumes about twice the amount of salt they should and it's coming from restaurant and processed food.

Experts say by lowering sodium levels it could save up to 150,000 lives in the U.S per year.

“It’s a good idea to lower salt, because it's the nation's number one disease, salt related diseases, high blood pressure and salt sensitivity,” said Dr. Robin Felder, UVa Professor of Pathology.

No decisions by the FDA have been made yet. However, the salt industry says current health studies show no benefits from reducing sodium.

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