Most eat nearly double the recommended amount of salt: Study

Three-quarters of the world’s population eats almost twice the daily recommended amount of salt, the American Heart Association said Thursday. Sodium intake worldwide averages at nearly 4,000 mg a day, according to 2010 figures. “We hope our findings will influence national governments to develop public health interventions to lower sodium,” said lead study author Dr. Saman Fahimi, a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.