Safety and Health Magazine: Feb. 12, 2014
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Consuming too much sodium – regardless of calorie intake – may cause obesity and inflammation in young people, suggests a study from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.
Researchers studied 766 healthy teens – 97 percent of whom were found to consume excessive amounts of sodium. The average daily intake was 3,280 milligrams a day – more than twice the limit of 1,500 milligrams recommended by the American Heart Association, according to the study abstract. Read Teens gain weight from excessive salt intake, study says.