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Dr. Larry Appel Authors AHA Presidential Advisory

On Thursday, January 13, 2011, the journal Circulation published an important American Heart Association Presidential Advisory whose first-named author is Welch Center Director Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH. The title of the statement is “The importance of population-wide sodium reduction as a means to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke: a call to action from the American Heart Association.” The statement calls for “partnership at all levels—individuals, healthcare providers, professional organizations, public health agencies, governments, and industry” to reduce sodium intake throughout the population.
        
Click on the title above, to read the complete AHA statement.

         
       

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