The following infographic is devoted to hypertension prevention. High blood pressure is out of control in the US and worldwide. 2 out of 3 adults in the US (that is 150 million people) and over 1 billion people worldwide have pre-hypertension or hypertension! Only 54% have their blood pressure under control.
Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide leading to premature death. High blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke and heart attacks.
Next, high Body Mass Index (BMI) and hypertension can lead to serious cardiovascular issues such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.
A lower-salt diet means eating less than 1,500 mg of sodium p day. High sodium content is present in typical restaurant food and commercially prepared food (e.g. store, canned, frozen).
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