How Much Sodium Do You Need? (Page 4)

1. Your Age

Salt sensitivity, the likelihood that sodium will raise your blood pressure, increases with age. While slightly over a third of 45-year-olds have hypertension, that number jumps to more than half by age 55 and over 70 percent by age 75. Which is why after age 50 it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your sodium intake.

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