New research suggests that children who consume salty snacks more than three times a week are almost six times more likely to have asthma symptoms due to high levels of sodium, according to an article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, reported by www.foodnavigator-usa.com.
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Editor's Insight: This study focuses on increasing consumption of sodium among children. It notes that the consumption of fast food among them has increased from 2 percent in 1970 to 10 percent in the 1990s.
The risk of asthma is in addition to other risks related to obesity.
It is one more reason that the food and refreshment industry needs to be involved in educating consumers of all ages about health and nutrition. 01-27-11 Elliot Maras