Approximately 17 million people die from cardiovascular disease each year, and salt is believed to be a major contributor to the problem. It can increase blood pressure by retaining excess fluid and increasing stress on the heart and has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease. This isn't just an adult problem, 97 percent of children in the United States eat too much salt.
Childhood obesity has more than tripled since 1980s, by 1980 1 in 3 children and adolescents were overweight or obese. The childhood obesity problem in this country is skyrocketing out of control and causing serious danger to our children's health!
If you have a history of cardiovascular disease in your family you may be worried about your long-term health risks. The good news is, you can take control of the situation!