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Most Adults Consume Too Much Salt

A new study finds more than 99 percent of the global adult population consumes nearly twice the amount of salt recommended by the World Health Organization. Too much salt - especially in soy sauce, spicy stews and processed food — is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Researchers from Tufts University found that adults in the 181 nations for which data were available, consumed an average of 3.95 grams of sodium daily in 2010. The WHO recommends that people...

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