Sugar, Not Salt, Is the Real Dietary Villain

Although we’ve focused on salt, limiting added sugar could reduce high blood pressure and heart disease more effectively.

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Conventional wisdom: Sodium consumption causes high blood pressure and heart disease, so we should eat less salt. Contrarian view: Added sugars are more to blame for high blood pressure and heart disease, so we should reduce them instead of sodium. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the leading cause of America’s No. 1 killer of both women and men: heart disease. Studies have shown that reducing sodium can help control blood pressure, and since the late 1970s, the government and p...
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