When you enter the bottle of salt, you may want to know, almost 70 percent of American adults have a daily consumption of more than double the amount recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Too much sodium will increase the risk of high blood pressure, known as high blood pressure and the main source of food in the sodium salt. In fact, uniodized sodium salt, the weight of 40%.
The period 2005 to 2006, it is estimated that 29 percent of American adults have high blood pressure, and blood pressure level of 28% indicates that pre-hypertension. The risk of high blood pressure caused by heart disease and stroke, this is the first and third leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, the cost of hypertension in the United States in 2008, an estimated 69.4 billion U.S. dollars. In addition, nearly 16 million people in the United States and 5.8 million heart disease stroke.
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) findings, the average American consumes 3436 mg of sodium a day, 69.2 per cent while the three middle-aged and elderly groups at risk should be the highest consumption of 1500 mg. Daily. This is the sum of the percentage of the total June 30, only one person over the age of 20 who suffers from high blood pressure, and 34.4 per cent of those aged over 40 years of age who is not high blood pressure, and 4.2% of black people between the age 20 39 not high blood pressure.
Government's latest dietary guidelines, published in 2005, less than 2,300 milligrams recommended the general adult population, which is equivalent to only about 1 teaspoon of sodium a day. However, the average person who is not part of the three risk groups of people to suggest that consumption of low sodium intake of more than one third of the recommended daily amount.
These results revealed by the analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the ongoing series of cross-sectional study of health and nutrition. These investigations include interviews with families of participants and a detailed physical examination, including blood pressure measurement. Data from various surveys between1999 and 2006. CDC study results were published in the March 27 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
At a news conference, Dr. Darwin Labarthe River, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Division of the prevention of heart disease and stroke, said: "This is very important to those who eat less salt." He went on to explain, "People whose mental health through eating habits, including diet low in sodium and rich in potassium and calcium can improve their blood pressure. reducing sodium intake can prevent or delay the increase in blood pressure of each individual. people need to know their recommended daily sodium limit and to take action to reduce sodium intake. "
Packaging and food processing, and many restaurant foods, Americans are the main source of sodium consumption. According to CDC, there are simple steps that can be taken to help to reduce sodium intake. When dining out, choose foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, and ask you to prepare food without salt. In addition, please be sure to read nutrition labels on food to buy these items. The Center also reported that several federal agencies currently working with major food manufacturers and chain restaurants, so as to reduce the level of sodium in foods.
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