Washington: Only one in 10 Americans keep their salt intake within recommended levels, with the rest overstepping the limits and risking high blood pressure and heart ailments, a CDC report said.The Atlanta, Georgia-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the average daily sodium intake of Americans was 3,466 milligrams, twice as much as recommended in health authorities` guidelines.Americans in good health are advised to consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, while people with high blood pressure, all middle-age and older adults and all African-Americans should limit their intake to 1,500 milligrams.
"Sodium has become so pervasive in our food supply that it`s difficult for the vast majority of Americans to stay within recommended limits," said the study`s lead author Janelle Peralez Gunn.The study coincides with a Food and Drug Administration review of daily sodium guidelines, which experts recommend should be lower than they are.Bureau Report
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