Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

August 14, 2014 11:33 AM

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Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

Americans are accustomed to being nagged about salt. We're told we consume too much — particularly from processed foods. And that all this salt can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

Turns out it's the same story most places around the globe. Worldwide, people consume an average of 3,950 milligrams of sodium a day, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. And though there are regional daily differences, ranging from about 2,000 milligrams to 5,5...

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