Research News

July 2015 Issue

You Can Learn to Like Less Salt

You already know that too much salt can raise the risk for cardiovascular disease through its effect of raising blood pressure. Unfortunately, many of our favorite foods—canned soups, rice mixes, pasta sauces—are loaded with salt, though low-sodium versions are available. But is it possible to change your taste preference to foods with less salt? Recent research indicates it’s possible, though it may take some patience.

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