blood pressure http://wrkf.org en Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast http://wrkf.org/post/time-relax-sodium-guidelines-some-docs-say-not-so-fast We've all heard the advice to go easy on the salt shaker. Or, perhaps, more importantly, to cut back on eating packaged, processed foods that often contain a lot of salt.<p>And why? There's a lot of evidence linking excessive sodium intake to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease.<p>The dietary guidelines <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/salt/?s_cid=salt_002">recommend</a> that adults consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.<p>But a new study suggests that when it comes to the optimal amount of salt in our diets, there may be more leeway than we thought. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:46:00 +0000 editor 24695 at http://wrkf.org Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast Higher Blood Pressure At 18 Means Hardening Arteries At 40 http://wrkf.org/post/higher-blood-pressure-18-means-hardening-arteries-40 Young people in their teens and early 20s probably aren't thinking about heart disease. But maybe it's time they did.<p>People who have slightly higher blood pressure when they're 18 to 25 are more likely to have high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries in their 40s, a study says. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:10:06 +0000 editor 22151 at http://wrkf.org Higher Blood Pressure At 18 Means Hardening Arteries At 40