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Research suggests that, on average, Americans consume about 3,400 mg of sodium daily, which is almost 50 percent more than the recommended limit of 2,300 mg. Because most of that sodium is found in processed and restaurant foods, as opposed to the salt shaker, the FDA is focusing its efforts on the food industry. The agency is accepting public comment on its goals. You can share your thoughts with the FDA on its website. Short-term goals call for daily average consumption to reach 3,000 mg in two years and 2,300 mg in 10 years.
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