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Obese teens with a high salt intake ‘at risk of accelerated cellular aging’

Cells may age faster in obese teenagers who have a very salty diet, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014.
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Children in the UK are eating too much salt, new study finds

According to a study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, children in the UK are consuming too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals.Eating too much salt is one of the main factors behind high blood pressure, which in turn increases risk for heart disease and stroke.
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Salt Levels In Processed & Restaurant Foods Still Dangerously High

The dangerously high levels of salt in processed food and restaurant food remain the same despite many efforts from several public and private health agencies to change them, according to new research performed by Northwestern Medicine and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)…
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High Salt Consumption Linked To 2.3 Million Deaths In 2010

In 2010, salt contributed to 2.3 million deaths from strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular disease globally – approximately 15% of all deaths, says a study carried out by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health…
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Cutting Salt Could Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives

Reducing the amount of salt the U.S. population consumes could save hundreds of thousands of American lives, according to recent research published in the journal Hypertension. Salt is a chemical compound, called sodium chloride. Its chemical formula is NaCL. NA = sodium and CL = chlorine. Sodium chloride consists of 60% chlorine and 40% sodium. Sodium is the part that affects our health…
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