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Too Much Salt Does Damage

 

Eating a high-salt diet for several years may damage blood vessels - increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The study's results "add to the considerable evidence that a diet heavy on salt is closely linked to high blood pressure," said John Forman, M.D., lead author of the study and a nephrologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

"In addition, this study reinforces guidelines backed by the American Heart Association and other professional organizations that recommend reducing salt consumption to minimize the risk of developing high blood pressure," Forman said.

Read AHA news release.

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