• Opinion: The quiet pandemic caused by consuming too much salt

    1 month ago - By STAT

    The deadly coronavirus pandemic has, appropriately, captured much of the public's attention. But we should not forget other long-standing pandemics, such as those caused by opioids, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and salt.
    Salt? Diets heavy in salt can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of non-fatal and fatal heart attacks and strokes. And the magnitude of that harm puts salt among the major killers in the United States and many other countries.
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