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‘Forgotten killer’ salt set for health agenda return

Salt has slipped down the list of public food concerns, with sugar taking the top spot

09-May-2017 - Salt could return to the top of the health agenda after a survey found more than half of the UK population were unconcerned about how much they consumed, and only 14% knew that 6g was the recommended maximum daily amount.

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