Free blood pressure screening at HFJ this week

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) has joined the rest of the world in observance of World Salt Awareness Week, March 12-18, and is urging Jamaicans to watch their sodium intake and look out for hidden salt.

In fact, the foundation said it will be offering free blood pressure and limited blood sugar screenings throughout the week of March 12-16 at 28 Beechwood Ave as it continues to encourage Jamaicans to own their heart health by getting checked.

HFJ said in a release Friday that high sodium consumption, more than five grams daily, contribute to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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