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Reducing salt consumption can save 500,000 lives in the next 10 years
Reducing salt consumption can save 500,000 lives in the next 10 years

(February 11. 2013 - Insidermedicine) From California - Reducing sodium consumption in the US could save up to 500,000 lives in the next 10 years, according to a report published in Hypertension.  Three research groups used computer simulation models to estimate the health benefits of steadily reducing daily sodium over 10 years. They found that reducing daily intake by 40% over 10 years to around 2,200 mg/day could save between 280,000-500,000 lives. 500,000-850,000 lives could be saved if this reduction was accomplished more quickly.

 
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