According to HealthDay News (20/12/2011), the types of foods given to infants seems to affect their future taste for salt, a new study that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found.
Their study focused on starchy foods because they include processed
foods -- such as breakfast cereals, bread and crackers -- which are
often used as beginning foods for infants and often contain added salt.
It is claimed that early dietary experiences has influences on the preference for salty taste.
It is also important to note that reducing sodium intake could prevent more than
100,000 deaths a year and save billions of dollars in medical costs in
the United States, according to the news release.