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Excess sodium intake linked to 1.65 million deaths annually
Excess sodium intake linked to 1.65 million deaths annually

Across the world, the excessive consumption of sodium--hiding in breads, soups and snack foods and beckoning from salt shakers everywhere--is the cause of some 1.65 million deaths by heart disease and strokes yearly, including roughly 667,000 "premature" deaths--those before the age of 70--says a comprehensive new study. Globally, new research concludes that one in 10 cardiovascular deaths can be attributed to excessive sodium consumption, and one in five of those among people younger than 70. The study, conducted by an international team led by Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of Harvard University's School of Public Health, was published Wednesday in the New England Journal of...

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