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Salt Doesn’t Cause High Blood Pressure? Here’s What a New Study Says.

Sodium has long been labeled the blood-pressure bogeyman. But are we giving salt a fair shake? A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension analyzed data from 8,670 French adults and found that salt consumption wasn't associated with systolic blood pressure in either men or women after controlling for factors like age.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The reason why eating more fruits and vegetables helps reduce blood pressure is because they are rich in potassium. It is the sodium-to-potassium balance that is important in controlling blood pressure, not the absolute levels of sodium.

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