04 Oct '11, 1am

8 in 10 people here exceed the recommended daily intake of salt by more than 60 per cent, a study finds

SINGAPORE - A nationwide survey has found that eight in 10 people here exceeded the recommended daily intake of salt by more than 60 per cent. This salt intake study, which used urine samples as a form of measurement for the first time, found that adults aged between 30 and 49 consumed the most salt. Part of the National Nutrition Survey last year by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), it polled over 800 people here aged between 18 and 79. Declaring "a war on salt", HPB chief executive officer Ang Hak Seng said HPB is set to reduce the number of such people over-consuming salt by 30 per cent in four years' time. At a press conference yesterday, Mr Ang announced a new initiative to tackle the salt scourge: The FINEST Food Programme. HPB will collaborate with the Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association and three polytechnics - Singapore, Republic and Temasek Polytechnic - to...

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