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Adults not the only ones who should pass on salt

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Young people could use less seasoning at the dinner table.

That is according to a new government study that evaluated the diets of more than 2,000 6 to 18 year olds. They averaged about 3,200 milligrams of sodium every day, far more than the recommended limit of 1,900 to 2,300 milligrams. About half of the children's sodium intake came from just 10 foods, including breads, cold cuts, soups, snacks and pizza.

For older eaters, having dinner early, or skipping it altogether, could help burn more body fat.

Researchers at the University of Alabama had 11 overweight men and women eat from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. only for four days. The people in the study burned more fat and felt less hungry than when they ate the same amount of calories between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for four days.

It is not clear if this translates to actual weight loss.

A new study reveals smoking can shorten the lifespan of people living with HIV.

Scientists estimate patients who take anti-HIV medications could still lose more than eight years of life, if they smoke. That is about twice the life-shortening impact of HIV.

Experts involved in the study said these findings are especially concerning because about 40 percent of people living with HIV smoke cigarettes.

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