Stroke risk triples with high salt consumption, study finds

04/26/2012 | Reuters

Older people who consume a high level of sodium are almost three times more likely to have a stroke than people who meet the American Heart Association guideline of 1,500 milligrams or less per day, a study found. The study examined 2,657 adults who averaged 69 years old and had average sodium intake of 3,031 milligrams daily.

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