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Can a high-sodium diet cause bone loss?

Some studies show that restricting sodium reduces the body’s calcium excretion and may reduce bone loss and hip fractures. One key study found that cutting sodium intake by half allows you to retain about 18% more calcium. Although many foods like meat, fish, poultry, milk, and eggs naturally contain sodium, the biggest offenders are commercially processed foods such as bacon and ham, luncheon meats, sausage, canned meats, and canned vegetables. Read food labels to determine sodium content and stay within a recommended daily limit of 2,400 mg. Many processed foods, which are rich in sodium, increase the body’s excretion of calcium in the urine. These include canned vegetables, meats, and soups; dried soups; condiments such as ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, and steak sauce; snacks such as potato chips and nuts; luncheon meats; cured meats, bacon, and ham; olives and pickles; processed cheese and cheese products; and fast food such as french fries, onion rings, hamburgers, and Chinese food.
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