Typical Restaurant Meal Loaded With Fats, Calories
Just one meal often provides most of the daily recommended amounts, encouraging obesity
Over the same period, the amount of salt in fare from 78 fast-food restaurants rose by 2.6 percent.
While some food products saw a 30 percent decrease in salt, more saw at least a 30 percent increase, the CSPI researchers found.
"Stronger action [for example, phased-in limits on salt levels set by the federal government] is needed to lower sodium levels and reduce the prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases," the researchers concluded.