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Low-salt diet may be worse for heart

June 5, 2008 7:36:50 AM PDT
Surprising new research suggests that a diet low in salt may actually be worse for your heart.A study out of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York does not say that a low-salt diet is bad for the heart, but it does indicate that people who eat the least salt suffer from the highest rates of death from cardiac disease.

Researchers say salt is bad for people with high blood pressure, but add that healthy people do not necessarily need to cut down on salt.


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