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People in China have more salt in their diet than anyone else in world

People in China have more salt in their diet than anyone else in world

Too much saltCamhi Franck/Alamy Stock Photo By Chelsea WhytePeople in China consume 10 grams of sodium a day on average, twice the amount recommended by the World Health Organization, and over the past four decades adults in China have had the highest salt consumption in the world. This trend was seen in a review of…


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People in China consume 10 grams of sodium a day on average, twice the amount recommended by the World Health Organization, and over the past four decades adults in China have had the highest salt consumption in the world.

This trend was seen in a review of dozens of studies published since 1981. The review also found that consumption of potassium, which can counteract sodium’s effect on blood pressure, is less than half the recommended amount in both adults and children in China.

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