Salt may contribute to kids' high blood pressure
July 17, 2013 (WLS) -- Doctors say they are diagnosing more kids with high blood pressure, possibly because they're eating more salt.
Researchers tracked children from 8- to 17- years old for nine years and found more than 80-percent ate more than the recommended amount of sodium. Those who ate the most salt were more than 35-percent more likely have higher blood pressure.
Doctors say children should fewer than 1500 milligrams of sodium a day.
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