Academic News, PE News

Children exceeding recommended adult salt intake

New research published by the Health Supplement Information Service (HSIS) reveals that children as young as seven are eating more salt than the maximum level recommended for adults.

Their findings come in a review by leading nutrition experts from HSIS of more than 50 previously published papers and reports on the topic of children’s eating habits.

It is also possible that the intake could actually be higher still as previous studies into the subject may have given lower readings than was actually the case, due to their not having taken into account salt added during cooking or at the table.

The recommended daily amount for adults is 6g a day, but fast food, ready-made pasta and cereals aimed at children have all played a part at increasing the daily salt intake among seven to 14-year-olds to 6.4g for boys and 5.6g for girls.

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Academic News, Fitness News

Burger, fries and a side order of statins please

Order a cheeseburger and fries and pick up a free statin tablet along with the other free condiments on offer.

Probably not the message that multi-national burger chains will be putting out to customers any time soon, but it is precisely what a group of researchers from Imperial College London suggests you should be able to do at fast food outlets as a way to offset the increase in heart attack risk from eating junk food.

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Fitness News

A Chinese takeaway contains a glass of fat

Fat in takeaway fast food
According to the Metro – A regular Chinese takeaway contains enough pure fat to fill a wine glass, a new study has found.

Think about that over the weekend!

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