Small Reduction in Salt Could Have Huge Impact on Health, Hypertension Reveals

Published: Feb 14, 2013

A study published today in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension showed that up to 500,000 Americans wouldn't die prematurely if they consumed slightly less salt every day. The study explored the effect of reducing salt intake over a decade to close to 40% less than what the participants originally had in their diet on a typical day. By extrapolating numbers they showed that close to half a million Americans could cut their risk of dying from heart disease and hypertension significantly by reducing salt intake .

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