Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke and occurs in nearly one in three U.S. adults. This podcast discusses the importance of reducing salt intake to lower blood pressure. Created: 1/14/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 1/14/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Say No to Excess Salt
Prevalence of Excess Sodium Intake — United States, 2009–2012
Recorded: January 12, 2016; posted: January 14, 2016
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Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke and occurs in nearly one in three U.S. adults. Reducing salt intake can lower blood pressure, helping to prevent and treat hypertension. Experts recommend consuming less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day. Unfortunately, about 90 percent of Americans consume too much. Major sources include foods like bread, deli meats, and soups. Choose lower sodium versions of these foods and foods naturally low in sodium like fresh fruits and vegetables. Healthy food choices can help prevent many of the leading causes of illness and death.
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