Kids eat too much salt

By: Newscenter16 Email
By: Newscenter16 Email

A new report from the centers for disease control says children are consuming just as much salt as adults, and that has experts very concerned.

Of course extra salt is linked with higher blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

It's recommended that people eat no more than 1 teaspoon of salt a day, or 2,300 milligrams.

But of the more than 6,000 kids in the study, most ate nearly a thousand milligrams more than that.

Also, about 37 percent of kids in the study are overweight or obese.

And boys tended to have more sodium in their diets than girls.

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