Two of the world's leading salt experts pooled the results of 10 small studies on kids aged 8 to 16 and 3 studies on infants. Cutting sodium by an average of 42 percent for 4 weeks in the children--and 54 percent for 20 weeks in the infants--lowered their blood pressures significantly.
What to do: Cut back on high-sodium foods for the whole family. Blood pres sure may not reach "high" levels until middle age, but it starts rising early in life.
Hypertension 48: 1, 2006.
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|Title Annotation:||QUICK STUDIES|
|Publication:||Nutrition Action Healthletter|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2006|
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