CDC: Salt in kids' diets linked to high blood pressure
Reaction from Dr. Manny Alvarez
- Duration 4:01
- Date Sep 18, 2012
Reaction from Dr. Manny Alvarez
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-- -- -- -- -- Some health issues that you and your family should know about now we know they are tasty but new research finds the foods American kids -- these days.
Contain too much salt so much so that their daily intake of sodium is equal will be equal to that of their parents.
That could cause some serious health problems down the line.
Manny Alvarez our senior managing editor on Fox News health dot com and fox medical -- team -- Is with us to sell the recommendation is that you should get maybe about a teaspoon of salt a day.
About it it's not about 4300.
Milligrams and that's what everybody should be should be in the consuming.
The problem is that -- when they did a survey they looked at 6000 kids the CDC found that.
Kids were probably averaging anywhere between 3300.
Milligrams of sodium that's almost a -- more.
Then the recommended the daily consumption so what's the problem the problem is that 13 of our teenagers are probably overweight.
And when they looked at the incidence of blood pressure among that population they found that it was about 15%.
Incidence of blood pressure or -- pre hypertension in other words did the 140 over ninety range that everybody's so concerned about.
And the implications as if you start having high blood pressure when you're a teenager.
You could only imagine -- blood pressure is gonna do with you when you're forty or fifty remember.
I've -- precious is silent killers -- puts that the kids at risk for heart disease premature heart disease.
Premature kidney failure strokes and -- -- so people have to be aware of that didn't you know we've got to cut down the sodium in the foods that teenagers -- You know one big Mac is about a thousand milligrams of sodium so right -- in -- -- -- get 50%.
So this is why is so important in my opinion I support the mayor of New York.
In regulating this as you know -- content -- disclosing the salt content so people can make a -- chosen get better educated because this is going to be.
Listen these yet that this generation is probably gonna be in more danger of having bad health.
Our generations -- so you got to be very aware.
So watch the salt the spec absolutely it and then there's this topic a super -- bug I should say claiming a seventh life.
At a federal research hospital in Maryland.
The latest victim of the national institutes of health's clinical center a boy.
Who is -- being treated for complications from a bone marrow transplant this is pretty scary stuff this is a bug bit apparently came -- the hospital with a patient.
And there are no antibiotic -- to -- -- well look look this is scary and it sounds like -- science fiction movie but it's happening in every hospital right now in America.
These super bugs basically this is -- CL a this is a bug that lives and our intestines.
But with over utilization of antibiotics over and over again now this -- to this -- really has had nothing to to kill it.
-- we're probably a decade away before we have any new antibiotics so what happens is in this particular -- an -- hospital.
You have a lot of sake communal compromise patient the bug came with the little boy that was transfer because of a bone -- complication.
They had the bug in him that got disseminated through the walls and through the pipes.
And that and this is what happens constantly.
A lot of American hospitals have to shut down wings they have to scrub down walls many times I have to replace the piping yeah because.
These super -- are embedded in the infrastructure.
Tore out the plumbing in this tore out the storm because of the bug went down the drain had hand and believe you me if you're -- you don't compromise and you get one of these super -- Unfortunately there's no cure you probably gonna die or be extremely harmed from it.
And you know a lot of times people say a lot of wanna look I don't wanna go home -- -- -- get a kind of stay an extra day in -- hospital.
Please if you don't have to be in the hospital told in the hospital because -- a lot of strange things.
Happening and is going to be -- is gonna get worse before it gets better and don't be asking your doctor friend about absolutely I mean this is a further example.
I write any Alvarez who got Italy team thank you thank you.