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China Daily | Updated: 2010-11-17 07:59

Teens cutting salt are healthier adults

If teens could reduce their daily salt consumption by 3,000 milligrams (mg), they would cut their risk of heart disease and stroke significantly in adulthood, researchers say.

Based on the results of a computer modeling analysis, researchers projected that a 3,000 mg reduction in sodium by teenagers could reduce hypertension by 30 percent to 43 percent when they become adults.

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