A new study from the CDC says that kids are eating too much salt - as much as 50% more than they should.
FOX News Radio's Lisa Lacerra reports:
American children eat just as much salt as adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - about 1,000 milligrams too much. Extra salt, linked to higher blood pressure - even in kids - and new research suggests those that are overweight or obese may be most vulnerable. The recommended daily intake of salt or sodium for kids and adults is no more than one teaspoon daily, or about 2,300 milligrams.
Earlier studies examined salt intakes in adults, but studies on salt, weight and blood pressure are scarce for children.
The study posted online in the journal Pediatrics.
Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.