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High-Salt Diet Putting Teens at Risk of Heart Disease Later in Life

Cardiologists looking for key indicators that can predict possible heart problems later in life believe they’ve found a reason to restrict salt in adolescents’ and teens’ diets. The study was conducted over a three-day period in which researchers measured the elasticity or distensibility of the participants' brachial artery (BrachD), found in the upper arm. The results showed that a higher average daily sodium intake was associated with higher levels of stiffness in the...

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