New York Becomes the First US City to Add Salt Warnings to Restaurant Menus

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  September 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Excessive salt intake can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. New York has become the first city in the United States to demand that chain restaurants put salt warnings on their menus in a measure unanimously approved by the health board.
 New York Becomes the First US City to Add Salt Warnings to Restaurant Menus
New York Becomes the First US City to Add Salt Warnings to Restaurant Menus

The city health department said, "High sodium intake is dangerous. It is linked to increased blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke. With a simple menu icon and statement to alert restaurant customers which items have exceedingly high sodium, New Yorkers will have easily accessible information that can affect their health."

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has committed to reducing premature mortality by 25% by 2040.

Source: AFP

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Salt in Our Food Salt Scrub Tame your Salt Intake Smartly Low Salt Diet for Good Health 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive