Queen Mary, University of London - Beware seasonal seasoning

December 17, 2009

Scientists have warned that Christmas food can contain "shocking" amounts of salt. Research carried out by Consensus Action on Salt and Health, a group of scientists campaigning to reduce the salt content of Britons' diets, shows that many products on the festive menu are full of it. The team, led by Graham MacGregor, professor of cardio-vascular medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary, University of London, surveyed 87 products at high-street coffee shops, fast-food outlets and supermarkets. The highest salt content of any high-street product was Eat's Christmas Full Works Sandwich, which the team claims contains two thirds of the recommended daily allowance.

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