Failure to Reduce Salt Intake Cuts Life Expectancy

One possible explanation for the relative poor performance of the US compared to the other dozens countries in the Health Affairs report might be related to America?s failure to reduce salt intake. A prospective study in Finland showed that for each 2400mg increase in 24-hour urinary sodium cardiovascular disease mortality increased by 36% and total mortality increased by 22%.1 Worldwide hyper...

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