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Cut salt, reduce obesity

21st February 2008

Researchers from the University of London say that too much salt could be a key reason why children are struggling with obesity.

They looked at data on 1,600 children aged 4-18 and found that those who had a salt-rich diet tended to drink more, including fattening soft drinks. Writing in the journal Hypertension, the research team suggested that by cutting the average daily salt intake of six grams by half, they could cut 250 calories a week from a child’s diet.

 

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