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Heart Health

06 December 2010

Salty diet bad for heart failure patients

For heart failure patients who don't believe they really need to limit their salt intake, the results of a new study could be very educational.

For heart failure patients who don't believe they really need to limit their salt intake, the results of a new study could be very educational: patients like them who ate a high-salt diet were more likely to end up in the hospital.

The American Heart Association recommends that healthy people eat less than 1.5 g of sodium per day. However, on average, Americans consume nearly 3.5 g per day.

 

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