(Bloomberg) — New York became the first U.S. city or state to require chain restaurants to post a warning on menus when dishes contain high levels of salt.

The Board of Health on Wednesday unanimously approved the rule for food establishments with at least 15 locations nationwide, a group that generates about a third of the city's restaurant traffic. The rule is intended to reduce high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, the Health Department said.

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