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US Urges Food Processors to Cut Salt Content by a Third

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration would like to see food-processing companies and restaurants reduce the amount of salt in their food by one-third over the next 10 years. The draft guidelines issued Wednesday are voluntary, but the FDA hopes that reducing the sodium in Americans' meals will help fight high blood pressure, or hypertension, which is estimated to kill 1,000 people every day in the U.S. “The link between sodium consumption and blood pressure is strong and well...

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