March 26, 2009
9:00 am

Americans Consume Too Much Salt

Most Americans consume more than double the amount of their daily recommended level of sodium. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than 2 out of 3 adults are in population groups that should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day of sodium. During 2005-2006 the estimated average intake of sodium for persons in the United States age 2 years and older was 3,436 mg per day.


This article originally appeared here: https://tools.cdc.gov/api/embed/downloader/download.asp?m=132608&c=308968. The source website for this article is CDC Newsroom Feed.
The original publication date for this article is March 26, 2009 2:00 pm

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