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Harvard School of Public Health: "Salt and Sodium."
American Heart Association: "How Too Much Sodium Affects Your Health."
Harvard Health Publishing: "Fluid retention: What it can mean for your heart."
Better Health Channel: "Fluid retention (oedema)."
Pediatric Nephrology (Berlin): "Is too much salt harmful? Yes."
Natural Medicine: "The effect of increased salt intake on blood pressure of chimpanzees."
Hypertension: "Effects of Sodium Reduction on Energy Metabolism, Weight, Thirst, and Urine Volume: Results from the DASH-Sodium Trial."
Cleveland Clinic: "Too Much Salt Is Bad -- For Your Heart and Your Sleep," "Feel Bloated? 5 Odd Reasons for Your Stomach Pain," "How Salt Can Impact Your Blood Pressure, Heart and Kidneys
Poison Control: "Sodium: Too Much of a Good Thing."
MedlinePlus: "Sodium Blood Test."
Texas A&M Health: "You Asked: What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Salt?"
National Kidney Foundation: "Top 10 Tips for Reducing Salt in Your Diet."
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