Health Day  РBy Barbara Bronson Gray

Monday, June 18, 2012

Indulging in a bag of chips or munching a handful of nuts now and then isn’t likely to hurt you in the short run, but regularly chowing down on salty foods over several years may damage your blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure, a new study finds.

Researchers reporting in the June 18 online edition of Circulationsaid that eating too much salt over time may affect the lining of blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of developing high blood pressure.

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