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The trouble with excess salt

Sodium doesn’t affect everyone equally, but there’s good reason to stick to moderate amounts in your diet. On average, Americans eat too much salt — more than a teaspoon and a half a day. Most often it doesn’t come out of a shaker, but is hidden in the foods you eat. But is it really bad for your heart to eat too much, or is that just a concern for people with certain risk…

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