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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1104

Salt intake targets set for children: The Food Standards Agency has issued targets for salt intake among children that are based on a new report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. The agency recommends substantial reductions for all age groups. Four to six year olds, for example, should reduce their intake from an average of 5.3 grams a day …

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