Monday, January 23, 2012

Take action to reduce the sodium.

We Just received this "Action Alert" and want to help shake it up.

Center For Science in the Public Interest. Take Action

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for public comments to help determine if it will take the necessary steps to reduce sodium levels in our food supply.  Please send a message today to tell the FDA to make sodium reduction a top national public health priority!  The deadline to submit your comments to the FDA is this Friday, January 27, 2012.
Today’s average daily sodium consumption for all adults is an astounding 4,000 milligrams (mg).  According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, almost half of all Americans should consume no more than 1,500 mg per day.  It is not hard to see why health experts agree that Americans are consuming far too much sodium.  High levels of sodium consumption contribute to hypertension and an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.  Reducing per capita intake of sodium in half would save 150,000 lives per year and billions in health care costs.
Send your message to the FDA today!
Michael F. Jacobson
Executive Director

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