(Reuters Health) - Fast food may often be high in salt, but the exact levels seem to vary based on the country you live in, according to a study published Monday. Looking at fast-food menu information in six countries, researchers found that the same item sometimes had different salt levels in different countries. In general, certain foods had less salt in the UK than in the U.S. or Canada -- like McDonald's chicken nuggets and some chain-restaurant pizzas. One serving of Chicken McNuggets, for example, came with 1.5 grams of salt (or 600 milligrams of sodium) in the U.S. and 1.7 grams of salt (680 mg of sodium) in Canada. That compared with just 0.6 grams of salt (240 mg of sodium) in the UK.
By Amy Norton
NEW YORK | Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:57pm EDT
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