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How Much Sodium Do You Need? (Page 9)

6. Your Bones

Eating a high-sodium diet may also slowly weaken your bones. In a study in the Journal of Human Hypertension, for every additional 2,300 mg of sodium participants consumed daily, they excreted an extra 42 mg of calcium. That may not sound like much, but it’s the equivalent of losing an entire day’s worth of calcium each month, which, over time, could impact bone calcium levels. Here’s the good news: your body holds on to that calcium when you limit your daily sodium to less than 2,000 mg.

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