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Health Care: Salt impact on Health

Reducing salt intake could lower heart risks, costs
Adhering to the recommended salt intake of 2,300 mg a day would reduce cases of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, and could save up to $18 billion in health care costs, a study found. Reading food labels and choosing lower-sodium alternatives are also good ways to keep sodium intake down, the researchers said. Reuters (9/9)


September 10, 2009 - Posted by | Chronic conditions, healthcare, High Blood Pressure | , ,

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  1. Good move last Friday by the Pan American Health Organization (World Health Organization office responsible for the Western Hemisphere) in launching an Expert Group on sodium, tasked with developing clear policies and actions achievable at the level of the Americas. Following link goes to a brief story and has a link to the PAHO/WHO press release that has even more info:

    Comment by A Walli | September 16, 2009 | Reply

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