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it’s pretty obvious that kids today aren’t as healthy as they once were. If you take a look at the class pictures from the 50s and 60s and compare them to the day the change in the rate of obesity is startling. But that’s not the worst of it.

Not only are kids carrying extra weight, but their current lifestyle seriously affecting their health. The increased rate of high blood pressure, diabetes and even heart disease in children is truly alarming.

high salt intake in the diet is often blamed for high blood pressure. The recent study in children seem to confirm this widely held bias. However, it’s not a straightforward as it might seem. This article in Scientific American gives you some of the details:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-science-on-hypertension-really-shows