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Salt and Sodium Reduction

Americans consume too much sodium, both from added salt and high sodium levels in packaged and restaurant food.

High sodium consumption raises blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke  the nation's first and third leading causes of death in 2008.

Get the facts: The resources below will fill you in on the facts behind the problem, and offer ways to reduce salt and sodium in your diet.

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