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High Salt Intake = Increased Risk of Stroke/CardioVascular Disease

25 November 2009 One Comment
High Salt Intake Associated With An Increased Risk of Stroke and CardioVascular Disease
We already knew that too much salt increases your Blood Pressure, and now a review of the best quality studies conducted in the last 40 years (including a total of over 177,000 people) has found that “high salt intake is associated with increased risks of stroke and total cardiovascular disease (CVD).”
The authors concluded that “an average difference in intake of approximately 5 g/day of salt was associated with a 23% increased risk of stroke, and a 17% increase in CVD risk.”
According to Susan Jeffrey from Medscape, “the average habitual salt intake in most Western countries is 10 g/day, double the level currently recommended by the World Health Organization.” People often talk about the difficulty in mainatining a healthy diet during the festive season, this information certainly provides a little extra motivation to watch what you eat.
The study is published online November 25, 2009 in the British Medical Journal.A

High Salt Intake Associated With An Increased Risk of Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease

We already knew that too much salt increases your Blood Pressure, and now a review of the best quality studies conducted in the last 40 years (including a total of over 177,000 people) has found that “high salt intake is associated with increased risks of stroke and total cardiovascular disease (CVD).”

The authors concluded that “an average difference in intake of approximately 5 g/day of salt was associated with a 23% increased risk of stroke, and a 17% increase in CVD risk.”

According to Susan Jeffrey from Medscape, “the average habitual salt intake in most Western countries is 10 g/day, double the level currently recommended by the World Health Organization.” People often talk about the difficulty in maintaining a healthy diet during the festive season, this information certainly provides a little extra motivation to watch what you eat. Perhaps I should post recipes a little healthier than this in future…

The study is published online November 25, 2009 in the British Medical Journal.

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  • Christopher Jones, Osteo » Blog Archive » Guide To Summer said:

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