US News and World Report, HealthDay News
Using Too Much Salt is Common in US, CDC Says
Excerpt from article:
"The average American consumes far more salt each day than is considered healthy, a new government report finds."
"Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people, on average -- including people with high blood pressure, blacks, and middle-age and older adults -- take in 3,436 milligrams a day of sodium. Most of those people -- 69 percent -- should consume no more than 1,500 mg daily, according to the report."