CSN-funded study finds Canadians dining out on sodium

Posted on February 27th, 2013

A study funded in part by the Canadian Stroke Network provides some alarming evidence that restaurant foods are laden with high levels of sodium. High sodium consumption raises blood pressure, which is the leading risk factor for stroke.

“Because of the prevalence of eating out, as well as the high rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, addressing the exceedingly high sodium levels in restaurant foods is essential in order to decrease the burden of chronic disease,” researchers concluded in today’s issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Read the full story at: www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/02/27/sodium-restaurant.html

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