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Here's a trio of suggestions for enjoying good health

February 1, 2012

Oversimplification is something to be leery of, maybe especially when it comes to health and medicine. Treatments have drawbacks, pills have side effects, and promises of prevention fall short and don't apply to everyone. But it's also possible to get bogged down in the details of study findings. So we thought we'd cut through the clutter and pick out three concrete things that you can do for your health. No, you won't find any guarantees here, but improving your odds is worth the effort.

1. Keep a lookout for sodium

Some people may be more sensitive to sodium than others, but harmful health effects are the rule, not the exception. Dozens of studies have shown an association between high sodium intake and high blood pressure. Others have linked sodium to heart disease and stroke.

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