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Low-Salt Diet Shakes Off Heart Disease


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The low-sodium diet may have been validated as a direct route to prevention of heart disease, according to investigators here. The connection between a low-sodium diet and prevention of heart disease has been long suspected but never nailed down. Prehypertensive patients who reduced salt intake 25% to 35% had 25% to 30% less cardiovascular event risk over the subsequent 10 to 15 years, reported Nancy R. Cook, Sc.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital here, and colleagues online in the BMJ. ....Continued on http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/tb/5478
 
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