TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors want to congratulate New
Democratic Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver East on the introduction of, Bill C-460, The Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act, which would aim to reduce the amount of salt/sodium in people's diet
through a variety of initiatives.
In 2011, Ontario's doctors launched a public awareness campaign through
information provided in doctor's offices because we know that people
are consuming way too much salt. More importantly, we are all too
familiar with the negative impact salt has on people's health,
including high blood pressure, heart disease and increased risk of
To that end, Ontario's doctors have already called for a comprehensive
salt-reduction strategy that includes: specific targets for the food
industry to reduce sodium content and a public education campaign to
inform Ontarians about the dangers of sodium on their health, ways to
detect it in their diet and how to reduce their sodium intake.
Ontario's doctors are urging all Members of Parliament and other health
professionals to support this important piece of legislation which will
lead to a much healthier Canada.
Dr. Doug Weir
Ontario Medical Association
SOURCE: Ontario Medical Association
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