More than 2 million Americans, mostly children, are obese and nearly half of those are children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC estimates that about half of them are overweight or obese.
They also are at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
It is hard to be healthy if you are eating salty food.
It is not only bad for your health but also for your wallet.
The Food and Drug Administration is looking at whether salt in foods can increase a person’s risk of developing Type 2 or Type 3 diabetes.
And even though many salt-rich foods are considered healthful, they are also unhealthy.
A lot of salt is absorbed from the food and not converted into energy, which could contribute to the high cholesterol levels, the CDC said.
Some studies suggest that adding more salt to a food can lead to its consumption, while others show it does not affect its taste or texture.
The Food and Drugs Administration has not yet ruled on whether adding more sodium to foods to improve their taste will have any health benefits.
A spokeswoman for the FDA told Reuters that salt has a variety of uses.
Some people can absorb more of it in their diet, and it may improve the health of people with diabetes, for example.
But it is not known whether adding salt to foods could lead to the health benefits people claim.
A 2011 study by the UPMC and Harvard University looked at food and salt content in processed foods from several U.K. supermarkets and found that the average sodium content was about 7% by weight.
That is lower than the 10% average for all foods tested.
That said, the salt content is not a good indicator of how salty the food really is, the researchers said.
For example, some people may prefer salty, high-calorie foods.
But if they eat a whole meal of salty foods, it may not be that salty.
The FDA said that the food industry is working on a plan to make salt more affordable and more widely available.