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Brooklyn Residents Urged To Cut The Salt

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Cut The Salt

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Health and faith community leaders joined together to launch a year-long "Cut the Salt, Brooklyn" awareness campaign.

Dr. Mary T. Bassett, the City's Deputy Health Commissioner for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention along with Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Pastor Brian Carter and Dr. Dexter McKenzie, joined in urging all New Yorkers to lower their salt intake to reduce their risk of having high blood pressure. The campaign is sponsored by the Borough of Brooklyn Ecumenical Advisory Group, a consortium of faith based institutions convened by the New York City Health Department, with collaboration from the Brooklyn Borough President's Office, the Provident Clinical Society and the American Heart Association.

The campaign aims to raise awareness about salt intake and its relationship to blood pressure. It will focus on helping people to identify "hidden" salt in processed foods