More evidence links a high sodium diet to high blood pressure

CBS News-  People who eat a high sodium diet as well as people who gradually increase the amount of salt in their diet both face an increased risk of high blood pressure. Thats according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers looked at 4-thousand people with normal blood pressure and found those who ate the most salt were the most likely to have high blood pressure three years later. In the United States 90 percent of people eat too much salt. SOURCE – Journal of the American Heart Association /MedDay/CBS

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
A national survey of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease shows most of them know very little about the disease before they have it. COPD is a group of lung conditions that affects breathing. It is the third most common cause of death in the United States. SOURCE – Health Union /MedDay/CBS

Fish watching
Going to an aquarium could improve your health. Researchers in England found people who spent time watching displays of fish noticeably reduced their blood pressure and heart rate. The study also found the higher the amount of fish in the tanks, the greater the improvement in the peoples moods. SOURCE – Environment & Behavior /MedDay/CBS

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