Too Much Sodium Harmful for Children

Too Much Sodium Harmful for Children
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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 9:42am

The warnings about too much sodium in your diet are fairly common, but what you might not realize is how it also affects blood pressure in children.

A study published in the October issue of "Pediatrics" examines whether sodium consumption and weight have an affect on blood pressure in kids. It looked at more than six-thousand children. The study concluded that kids with higher sodium intake had a higher risk for high blood pressure and possibly even more at risk for high blood pressure if they are overweight or obese.

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