A High Salt Diet in Childhood Linked to Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
Does too much salt in the diet cause high blood pressure? That question goes in and out of favor (yea or nay) among the medical community. It used to be standard wisdom that too much salt was bad for the vascular system (blood vessels) and specifically it caused higher blood pressure. Studies that are more recent have called this into question by opening the door on a genetic factor in the reaction to salt.

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