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Optimum Salt Intake

Postby Canuck Singh » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:18 am

For decades well-meaning physicians and dieticians have been warning the general public about the perils of salt and a high sodium diet. I’ve never been too sure why because there’s no research that definitively links a high sodium intake to any adverse health effects or the damage of healthy organs.

A recent study now shows that too little salt in the diet will increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

This observational study was carried out by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in the United States and published last month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

It concluded that participants in the lowest quartile of salt consumption were 80% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those in the highest quartile.

That means, too much salt isn’t dangerous but too little salt is!

The researchers also said there is no evidence that high sodium intake can independently cause, or lead to a higher risk of heart disease.
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