Salty Snacks Speed Aging in Overweight Teens

March 20, 2014 8:36 PM

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New research reveals that overweight of obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods show signs of faster cell aging.

"Lowering sodium intake, especially if you are overweight or obese, may slow down the cellular aging process that plays an important role in the development of heart disease," lead researcher Haidong Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents U...

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