By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Several years ago the American Medical Association took a strong stand warning people about the dangers of too much salt and excessive sugar in the diet. Sadly, things have not changed very much since that time because there is no doubt we consume far too much of each.READ MORE: Pedestrian Struck Near Ben Franklin Bridge In Camden, New Jersey
Reducing sugar and salt is important because there is a direct link between sodium and high blood pressure, and sugar? Well, it’s everywhere.READ MORE: 1-Year-Old, 12-Year-Old Injured In Nicetown House Fire
Sadly, far too much is added to preserve foods, cakes and pies. As for the American Medical Association, they are not going to give up. They know how important this is and you should expect public service announcements and education over the next decade as the AMA tries to help people make informed decisions.MORE NEWS: Clementon Park And Splash World Reopening Friday For First Time In Nearly 2 Years
Now, this is much along the lines of the American Heart Association talking about cholesterol.