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Voluntary action on sodium not enough


September 16, 2009
By FoodNavigator-USA.com


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Voluntary action on sodium not enough

Governments should use regulation to reduce sodium consumption as the
food industry is not doing enough, according to the authors of a new
study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


Sept. 16, 2009 – Governments should use regulation to reduce sodium consumption as the
food industry is not doing enough, according to the authors of a new
study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


The health effects of excessive sodium
consumption have been well-researched, and it has been linked to high
blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Canadians, the
authors wrote, currently consume more than double the highest
recommended daily amount of 2,300 mg. But there are two major problems
for manufacturers in reducing sodium content: Firstly, they must do so
while maintaining consumer acceptance and, secondly, they must often
find a way to replace the functionality of salt as a preservative or as
an inhibitor for leavening agents. | READ MORE

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