Cutting salt could save 20,000 lives each year in UK

Cutting salt could save 20,000 lives each year in UK Too much salt increases risk of high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks and strokeAdults should consume no more than 6g a day, but on average UK men have 9.7g and women have 7.7g By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:41 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:41 GMT, 12 February 2013 Reducing the amount of salt in our diets could save nearly 20,000 lives in the UK every year, according to researchers.

The cheeses saltier than a bag of crisps: Alarming levels contributing to high blood pressure responsible for heart attacks and strokes

The cheeses saltier than a bag of crisps: Alarming levels contributing to high blood pressure responsible for heart attacks and strokesA single portion of cheddar has more last than a bag of crispsCheese is the third-biggest contributor of salt to the national diet | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 Alarming levels of salt in cheese are contributing to an epidemic of high blood pressure responsible for strokes, heart attacks and thousands of early deaths a year, experts have warned.

Major restaurants" children"s meals contain a whole day"s salt – and are putting their health at risk

Major restaurants' children's meals contain a whole day's salt – and are putting their health at risk | UPDATED: 23:08 GMT, 13 June 2012 Major restaurant and pub chains are serving children’s meals with more salt than youngsters should consume in an entire day.