Salt consumption has been extensively studied for its role in human physiology and impact on human health. Chronic, high intake of dietary salt consumption is associated with hypertension
and cardiovascular disease, in addition to other adverse health
outcomes. Major health
and scientific organizations, such as the World Health
Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Heart Association, have established high salt consumption as a major risk factor
for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Common edible salt is composed of sodium chloride.
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