- An estimated 14% of stomach cancers in the UK - one in seven cases - could be avoided by reducing salt intake to recommended levels, it is claimed.
- People in the UK consume an average of 8.1 grams each a day, much of it hidden in processed food.
- This is 43% higher than the maximum recommended amount of six grams, equivalent to one level teaspoonful.
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