Salt of the Earth

For those already struggling to reduce fat and cholesterol in their diets, news that Americans are getting too much sodium may seem like someone is rubbing salt in the wound. But new research shows that cutting out even a little salt can go a long way. A 3-gram-a-day reduction in salt intake (about 1,200 milligrams of sodium) would result in 6% fewer new cases of heart disease, 8% fewer heart attacks

For those already struggling to reduce fat and cholesterol in their diets, news that Americans are getting too much sodium may seem like someone is rubbing salt in the wound.

But new research shows that cutting out even a little salt can go a long way. A 3-gram-a-day reduction in salt intake (about 1,200 milligrams of sodium) would result in 6% f

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