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16 August 2006

The Food Guys: Diet Helps
in Treatment of Kidney Disease

DOC: Al, kidney disease is a topic that needs more press exposure. According to the National Kidney Foundation, Alabama ranks fifth in the nation for occurrence of this debilitating disorder. Itís sad to know that the incidences of kidney disease, obesity and diabetes account for at least three Top 5 rankings in national health problems for the state of Alabama.

Nutritionists recommend decreasing sodium in the diet as a major deterrent for high blood pressure. This means putting down the salt shaker and limiting processed foods, including packaged and canned items. One level teaspoon (the small one) of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium. This is the total daily recommendation of the American Heart Association for sodium intake by healthy individuals. Those with hypertension or related disorders should consume smaller amounts of sodium.

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