Cardiovascular Risk: Low Sodium Diets Might Be Worse Than High Salt Diets

Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 03:35 in Health & Medicine

Contrary to long-held assumptions, high-salt diets may not increase the risk of death. Researchers reached their conclusion after examining dietary intake among a nationally representative sample of adults in the U.S. They actually observed a significantly increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease associated with lower sodium diets. They report their findings in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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