Low Salt Intake – Also Not Good for the Health?

Could low salt intake increase mortality risk?

 

We have long heard that too much salt can be bad for our health. But now, researchers have found that low levels of chloride, a component found in salt, could actually increase the risk of mortality and heart disease in those suffering from hypertension. Dr. Sandosh Padmanabhan, of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, says that sodium – a chemical found in salt – is “cast as the villain” for the central role it plays in increasing the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), with “chloride little more than a silent extra in the background.” He adds that It is too early to draw any conclusions about relating this finding to salt intake and diet, and that further research is needed to establish exactly what the relationship between chloride and health risk is.

 

Read more info here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265814.php

 

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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