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Cut back on salt & many are eating more fish - Jan 31st, 2011 - Health

The government has a message about American diets -- cut back the salt. It is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake. That warning goes for people who are 51 and older, African-Americans and anyone suffering from hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. The recommendation is aimed strongly at the food industry. Most salt intake is hidden in foods such as breads, chicken and pasta.
Meanwhile people are eating more fish but the U.N. says there continues to be less of it. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says in a report released today that there has been no improvement in the level of global fish stocks and that the overall percentage of overfished, depleted or recovering stocks is expected to be slightly higher than in 2006. Overall, fisheries and aquaculture support the livelihoods of some 540 million people - 8% of the world's population.