/People in China consume twice the recommended daily limit of salt

People in China consume twice the recommended daily limit of salt

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Too much salt

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

“High blood pressure in childhood …

Article amended on
12 July 2019

We have corrected how salt intake in China compares to other countries

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