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It's clear that Americans have a taste for salt. But salt plays a role in the development of high blood pressure. Everyone, including kids, should maintain a sodium intake of less than 2300 mg, or about 1 teaspoon, of sodium a day. Adults aged 51 and older, African-Americans, and individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease should reduce their sodium intake to no more than 1500 mg a day.

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