Study: Stress Causes at Least 30% of Blacks to Retain Dangerous Levels of Salt

September 27, 2012   // 0 Comments

by Frederick H. Lowe Thirty to thirty-seven percent of African Americans, most of them men, retain abnormally high levels of salt in their bodies, even while they sleep, as a result of daily stress. The salt, about 160 milligrams, a teaspoon, or what is contained in a small bag of French fries, keeps systolic blood pressure higher than a healthy 120 for individuals known as salt retainers, Dr....

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