Too much salt can damage blood vessel...

Too much salt can damage blood vessels and lead to hypertension

There are 1 comment on the Medical News story from Jun 22, 2012, titled Too much salt can damage blood vessels and lead to hypertension. In it, Medical News reports that:

A high sodium intake over a prolonged period of time is associated with increased vascular dysfunction, which may lead to hypertension, researchers report.

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msatin

Washington, DC

#1 Jun 25, 2012
Can you explain how people in hospitals routinely recieve an average saline drip of 3 liters of 0.9% sodium chloride per day, or 27 grams plus a minimum of 6 grams from their food for a total of 33 grams of salt a day, yet their blood pressure, taken every 4 - 6 hours, remains perfectly flat? The level of 33 grams per day is between 5 and 8 times the recommended amount in the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines!

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