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Tag: Pedro Orduñez

  • Friday, May 17th 2013 - 17:49 UTC

    World Hypertension Day: WHO says avoid processed, canned and ready-to-eat-foods

    The logo of the Day, and think twice before having snacks such as French fries

    At least 30% of people in the Americas suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, for which excessive dietary salt is the main risk factor. For 1 of 3 people who have hypertension, cutting sodium intake can reduce their blood pressure to normal levels. Reducing dietary salt could also prevent an estimated 25% of heart attacks and strokes worldwide.