High salt intake linked to increased obesity risk among teens

02/3/2014 | DoctorsLounge.com

Among more than 760 high-school students, 97% exceeded the American Heart Association's highest recommended daily sodium intake, 1,500 milligrams, with an average salt intake of 3,280 mg per day, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Consumption of large amounts of salt was associated with an increased risk of being overweight or obese as well as having greater waist circumference, body fat and fat mass.

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