How much salt is too much?

From CBC News:

"Canadian blood pressure experts are gathering today in Montreal to debate whether to change guidelines to raise the recommended level of sodium, which could have implications for consumers and the food industry.

Hypertension Canada’s education task force is sifting through the latest scientific evidence at a meeting Thursday, to determine the acceptable level of sodium intake for consumers.

Most people take in an average of 3,400 mg of sodium per day, more than twice the recommended level of 1,500 mg/day for people nine to 70 years old, according to Health Canada."

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