Salt may contribute to kids' high blood pressure

July 17, 2013 9:52:46 AM PDT
Doctors say they are diagnosing more kids with high blood pressure, possibly because they're eating more salt.

Researchers tracked children from 8- to 17- years old for nine years and found more than 80-percent ate more than the recommended amount of sodium. Those who ate the most salt were more than 35-percent more likely have higher blood pressure.

Doctors say children should fewer than 1500 milligrams of sodium a day.