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Avoid Fizzy

September 30, 2014
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There are a number of vitamin supplements and over-the-counter drugs (aspirin, Alka Seltzer, etc.) that are available in a “fizzy” form (usually a powder) that makes them easy to drink. The problem is that many of these rely on an elevated amount of sodium (salt) that can increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.

A recent study examining these risks found that “exposure to sodium-containing formulations of effervescent, dispersible, and soluble medicines was associated with significantly increased odds of adverse cardiovascular events compared with standard formulations of those same drugs.” Please check the labels of these products to see how much sodium you are taking along with the primary product.

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