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Low-Sodium Diet is a Key to Better Senior Health

You probably already know that a high-salt diet puts you at risk for heart disease and strokes. Salt, via its component element sodium, raises blood pressure (a condition known as hypertension) and can damage heart muscle tissue or brain tissue, as well as weaken the walls of major blood vessels like the coronary and femoral arteries. And though the heart and brain get most of the attention when it comes to warnings, high dietary sodium intake has farther-reaching consequences in the body — especially for seniors.

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