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Why should I eat less salt if I have normal blood pressure?

Eating too much salt is bad for the body, in particular the heart, aorta and kidneys, regardless of whether it is raising your blood pressure. Too much salt may also affect your bones and even increase your risk of stomach cancer. Most Americans get way too much salt in their diets, especially if they eat a lot of canned, processed or other prepared foods.
Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
For those people who have normal blood pressure, removing salt from your diet and following the proper dietary recommendations will mean you won't have to worry about taking medications later in life and you will get more protection against stroke and heart attacks than medications can offer.
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