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Sodium Hiding in Foods You Don't Suspect

Sodium Hiding in Foods You Don't Suspect

Most people are pretty conscious about their daily intake, but there is growing concern about how much salt kids are eating. And it may be hiding in foods you don't expect. Seattle Children's says they're seeing a lot of kids who come into the hypertension clinic as young as 7 or 8 years old with high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to heart failure and kidney damage as kids become adults. At a clinic at Seattle Children's, clinical dietitian Kirsten Thompson teaches kids about healthy eating.

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