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Questions and Answers About Sodium and Its Impact on Our Health - FN1686

Q & A About Sodium on Our Health
 
Q & A About Sodium on Our Health
Excessive sodium in our diet can increase our blood pressure, especially in salt-sensitive individuals. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S., making cardiovascular disease responsible for one of every three deaths in the country.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., R.D., L.R.D., Food and Nutrition Specialist
Tanya Lillehoff, Program Assistant (former)

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