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Low-Salt Diet Shakes Off Heart Disease

Posted by AregM

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
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