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01 February 2013

WHO issues new guidelines for salt, potassium in diet

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines recommending that adults consume less salt and include a minimum amount of potassium in their daily diets.

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines recommending that adults consume less salt and include a minimum amount of potassium in their daily diets so as to reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

Sodium, found naturally in foods such as milk products and eggs, is present "in much higher amounts in processed foods" such as bread, processed meats such as bacon, snack foods, bouillon or stock cubes and condiments such as soy sauce, the WHO said.

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