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how can sodium effect your body in terms of weight gain?

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Dr. Larry Maturani
Hospital-based practice 24 years experience
High Na stores water: Sodium is an electrolyte that is found outside cells in the interstitial fluid. It helps to maintain cellular neutrality. It is one of the players in the action potential. This element likes water. When high, body holds unto water(drink more) and when low body looses water(urination). Sodium helps body maintain a certain osmolar range(275-295) and any shift in this cause body to retain or excrete.

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