eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Reducing Salt In Your Diet

View Comments
(Dr. Brian McDonough) Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more...
Read More

We know too much salt in the diet can raise blood pressure yet dietary salt intake in the US is on the rise. The problem is so significant. It is clear certain groups have greater risks than others, especially when it comes to heart disease.

For instance, African Americans have high rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Similarly, women have a proportionally greater risk than men because women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke.

Young and middle-aged adults could benefit from reduced salt intake because of the relative importance of blood pressure elevations in younger adults without major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Take a look at how much salt is in your diet and see what you can do to cut it down.

View Comments

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,072 other followers