Prof Graham MacGregor
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Food industry 'must act on salt'

Children and teenagers in the UK are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, according to researchers.

Manufacturers say they are reducing salt in many products but the study authors say efforts must be redoubled because salt increases the risk of high blood pressure from a very young age.

Speaking to the BBC, lead researcher Prof Graham MacGregor said the onus was on the food industry to remove the salt "they stuff into our foods and particularly into children's products".

  • 11 Mar 2014
  • From the section Health
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