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February 28, 2020

Mayo Clinic Minute: Reduce salt to improve heart health

Those with high blood pressure or who are at risk may want to consider simply saying no to sodium. Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says 75% of the amount of salt you get in your day-to-day diet is from processed foods or going out to eat. A new study published in The BMJ found that cutting salt intake not only reduced blood pressure in patients with existing hypertension, but it did so for those who were not yet at…

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