Nearly 80% children in Australia suffer from excessive salt intake and obesity and heart disease.

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 Nearly 80% children in Australia suffer from excessive salt intake and obesity and heart disease.


The article is abstracted as follows: A study found a slight decrease in salt intake for 2~16 year olds in Australia as food companies cut the level of food processing (such as cereal, pastries and bread). The number of children who exceeded the recommended daily limit of salt intake dropped from 95% in 2007 to 78% in 2011~2012. It is understood that the salt food will not only cause children to develop a bad taste tendency (to eat brackish food), but also improve the risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity in children. The study, published in the academic journal JournaloftheAcademyofNutritionandDietetics, showed that salt intake from sauces, Cereals, processed meats, pastries and bread declined for all ages. But childrens favorite foods, such as cheese and soup, did not decrease their salt content. The sodium content of sausages and biscuits increased even. Grimes said that there is still much work to be done to control the increasing proportion of overweight and obese children. Source: China News Net editor: Huang Zhecheng _B9302