Health Report: Mar. 30, 1998

THE GOOD NEWS

HOLD THE SALT Yes, cutting down on salt and losing weight really can lower blood pressure in the elderly. A major clinical trial shows that after shedding 10 lbs. and cutting salt intake to 2,800 mg a day, half the patients had their blood pressure under control--without drugs.

E DOES IT Men, it may be time to consider vitamin E. In a study, E supplements reduced the risk of prostate cancer 32% and death from the disease 41%. The dose? Just 50 IUs a day.

BIRD BATH The FDA has approved a spray for baby chicks that reduces...

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