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Health experts urge Americans to hold the salt

Posted on Feb 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, February 15, 2010 Before surging obesity rates made villains of trans fats and sugars, salt was the big nutritional bad guy in the American diet, linked to hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Then waistlines expanded and expanded some more, and the focus shifted. Now, aware that Americans’ salt consumption has risen by 50 percent over the past 40 years largely because of an increased reliance on a diet of processed and restaurant foods, public health experts and politicians are attempting to put the spotlight back on salt and its harmful...

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