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Research Shows Varying Sensitivity to Salt

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Research Shows Varying Sensitivity to Salt

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Research Shows Varying Sensitivity to Salt

Research Shows Varying Sensitivity to Salt

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A leading nutrition group argues that cutting back salt could prevent 150,000 deaths each year. But new research shows that some people are much more vulnerable than others to negative effects of sodium, which can raise blood pressure and, over time, lead to higher incidences of heart attacks and strokes.

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