Salt down under

Kondro, Wayne
February 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 4, p383
Academic Journal
The article reports that a proposition by the Australian National Preventative Health Taskforce to ban Vegemite as part of a bid to reduce national salt intake has resulted in controversy. It states that Vegemite is a paste made of brewer's yeast, salt, and additives, which is spread on toast. The article also discusses the National Preventative Health Taskforce and its aims to improve health and combat obesity in Australia.


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