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Experts say salt causes aging

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Here is a new reason to watch how much salt you eat....  it could age you!

Researchers found salty food might speed up cellular aging in overweight and obese teens.

It found telomeres which are located on the end of chromosomes, usually shorten with age.

They studied two groups of teens and found the telomeres were shorter in obese teens with a high salt intake.

One expert we talked to said if you can bring it down to fifteen hundred milligrams a day then you're golden.

By doing this, you reduce the risk of high blood pressure you slow down the aging

Researchers believe both salt and weight may work together to impact the aging process.

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