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We’ve all heard what happens when you consume too much sodium – your body retains extra water. This occurs because the kidneys, which filter waste from the blood, maintain a special ratio of electrolytes, such as sodium to potassium, to water. As a result, you may become dehydrated and develop a stomach ulcer. In addition, your arteries may harden, blood pressure rises and fluids increase in people with heart, liver or kidney diseases

In 1996, the International Journal of Epidemiology published a study proving that both men and women who died from stomach cancer were linked to very high salt consumption throughout their lives.

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