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Salt levels in UK diet drop dramatically, thanks to bakers


Levels of salt in one of the UK's staple foods have dropped significantly, boosting people's health outlook, according to a study published today by the Food Standards Agency.

The findings show that the average reduction in salt intake through bread is the equivalent of 13 ½ level teaspoons of salt per person per year.

Chairman of the Food Standards Agency, Sir John Krebs, said:"This change is of real importance for the health of our bread eating nation - particularly for those who have been advised to reduce their salt intake. In the UK, the people eat on average three slices of bread a day, so this is key to lowering their overall dietary intake of salt.

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