Children at risk of heart disease, eating too much salt, study says

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Most children in the United States are now at risk for heart disease later in life because of how much salt they eat.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly 90 percent of children take in more salt than what is recommended.

A lot of it comes from pizza, cold cuts, processed snacks and soups.

Researchers also found boys tend to take in more salt than girls.

They suggest feeding your children fresh fruit and vegetables to help lower their salt intake.