The average person consumes two times more salt than you need - the scientists

Research conducted by a scientific team from Britain and America, proves that the situation with the consumption of salt in the world is on the brink of disaster. Modern man consumes on average 10 grams of salt a day. This is twice the norms prescribed by who. The study included 187 countries of the world. The results were published in BMJ Open.

Scientists from Cambridge University and Harvard medical school conducted a global study of salt intake in different countries from 1999 to 2010. For this purpose, an analysis was conducted about 250 scientific papers on salt consumption by people 20 years and older.

The results of the study says that by 2010 salt intake averaged 10 grams per day per person. This is two times more than the who recommended dose. Scientists say that men consume up to 10% salt than women.

It is worth noting that most of the salt consumed by residents of countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. There's this figure exceeds the level of 10 grams per day. The daily salt consumption in North America, Australia and New Zealand averaged 9 grams.

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