Eating more salt may raise odds of childhood obesity

12/10/2012 | WebMD

Children and teens who had more salt in their diet were more likely than their peers who consumed less salt to drink more beverages, including sugar-sweetened ones, an Australian study found. Researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics that drinking at least one serving of a sugary beverage per day was linked to a 26% higher risk of being overweight or obese.

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