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Salt Under Pressure
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Two of the world’s leading salt experts pooled the results of 10 studies on kids ages 8 to 16 and three studies on infants. Cutting sodium by an average of 42 percent for four weeks in children, and 54 percent for 20 weeks in the infants, lowered their blood pressure significantly.

Blood pressure may not reach high levels until middle age, but it starts rising early in life. Try to cut back on high-sodium foods for the whole family now.

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, May/June 2008. Copyright © 2008 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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