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Dr. John: Salty Thanksgiving leftovers

7:05 PM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
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Dr. John says the Salty Six proves that turkey sandwiches contain more salt than potato chips. The reason is the bread, which tops the Salty Six list with 230 mg of sodium in just one slice. Deli meats and prepackaged turkey can also have more than 1,000 mg of sodium, and salt is often added to cold cuts as a preservative. Pizza, canned soup, poultry and condiments are also on the list.

Dr. John also says new findings point to text and video cell phone messages as a way to help people quit smoking. The new study compared quit rates of smokers who were given online and phone call support with those who were sent daily motivational messages and advice through text messages. The people in the group who received the text messages were twice as likely to be smoke-free after six months.

The study did not include smartphones, however. Researchers say smartphone apps have huge potential to help smokers quit.

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