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Measuring Sodium Intake May Not Be So Easy

Measuring Sodium Intake May Not Be So Easy

Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? While recent studies have contested that relationship, a new study confirms it. The study - published in theInternational Journal of Epidemiologyby investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their colleagues using multiple measurements - suggests that an inaccurate way of estimating sodium intake may help account for the paradoxical findings of others.  "Sodium is no...


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