April 20, 2007
Consuming less salt can not only lower blood pressure, but may reduce the risk of heart disease overall, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers reported.
They found that people with borderline-high blood pressure who reduced their sodium intake by 25 to 35 percent lowered their risk of total cardiovascular disease by 25 percent. And this lower risk lasted for 10 to 15 years.
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