Lowering children's salt intake minimizes soft drink consumption

02/21/2008 | Medscape (free registration)

Reducing the amount of salt in a child's diet could lead to fewer sugary soft drinks consumed and improved overall health by preventing high blood pressure and obesity, a study of more than 1,600 children found. Researchers said that reducing salt intake in U.S. children by 3 grams a day would result in an average reduction of approximately 2.3 sugar-sweetened soft drinks per week per child.

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