Scouting for sodium and other nutrients important to blood pressure
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Published by Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration in [Rockville, MD .
Written in English


  • Sodium,
  • Nutrition -- United States,
  • Blood pressure -- United States

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Statementby Paula Kurtzweil
SeriesThe New food label, Publication -- no. (FDA) 95-2284, DHHS publication -- no. (FDA) 95-2284
ContributionsUnited States. Food and Drug Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (6 p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13619128M

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