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Salt and Kids -- What Parents Need To Know

We all know that too much sodium (the troublesome ingredient in salt) can increase our risk of high blood pressure. Whether or not we listen and change our diets is another story, but we don't really think about salt as being bad for kids, too. It is. Doctors have known this for a while. For example, a study in the October 2012 issue of Pediatrics showed that kids who had a lot of sodium…

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