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Do you eat salty food? do you always put the salt,nampa, padaeak on your food? now it's time to reduce it for your healthy

HOW MANY SALT DO LAO PEOPLE EAT PER DAY??




Small reduction in salt intake saves many lives
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:32:44 GMT
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Similar to smoking cessation, cutting daily salt intake by just half a teaspoon can prevent a large number of deaths, a new study finds.

While an average US man gets about 10.4 grams of salt per day, this amount in a US woman is as low as 7.3 grams per day.

According to the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, cutting salt intake by a half teaspoon (equal to 3 grams) a day can prevent up to 92,000 deaths, 99,000 heart attacks and 66,000 strokes, saving $24 billion in health costs annually.

This benefit is comparable to cutting smoking by 50 percent, the study found.

"The [heart] benefits of reduced salt intake are on par with the benefits of population-wide reductions in tobacco use, obesity, and cholesterol levels," said lead researcher Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo.

Scientists, therefore, urged policymakers and food manufacturers to stop adding too much salt to processed foods, the main source of salt in the diet.


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very good article, I have to change my habit now.
Thank you for sharing



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