Most Americans think wine is good for the heart but don't realize there are recommended limits for alcohol consumption, and they also mistakenly believe sea salt is a low sodium alternative to table salt, according to a recent survey by the American Heart Association (AHA) who concluded not enough is being done to educate the public about the heart-health risks of over-consuming these products.

Many studies have shown that limited wine consumption can be good for the heart and pointed out the risks of a high salt intake.

So the AHA asked a representative sample of 1,000 American adults a series of questions to assess their awareness and beliefs about how consumption of wine and salt affects the heart.

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