Learn how to break up with excess sodium and understand how sodium is a cardiovascular risk in everyone’s community.
Diverse Groups at Risk
High blood pressure (HBP) among African Americans is among the highest in the U.S.:
- Over 55% of non-Hispanic black people have HBP.
- Among Hispanics more than 45% have HBP.
- Over 45% of Asian Americans have HBP.
This lesson reviews what you need to understand about hidden sources of sodium and how to identify sodium on food packaging, as well as the link between sodium intake and cardiovascular risk. The information in the lesson also provides ways to break up with excess sodium and embrace a healthier relationship.