Harvard Heart Letter

Salt shakedown: A boon for lowering blood pressure

New guidelines to reduce added sodium in food are good news for everyone—not just people with high blood pressure. If you’re like most people, chances are you eat far more than the recommended amount of sodium, one of the main components of salt. But cutting back may be a little easier in the future, thanks to the FDA’s recent proposed guidelines to scale down sodium levels in processed and restaurant food. …

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