Reducing your Salt Intake may not be Beneficial

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cutting back on Salt intake may not reap many health benefits that some experts would have hoped. In a recent review, it was found that people who have cut down their salt intake did not decrease their changes of stroke or premature death. In fact, it was found that people with heart problems increased their chances of heart attack and premature death if they reduced Cutting back on Salt intake may not reap many health benefits that some experts would have hoped. In a recent review, it was found that people who have cut down their salt intake did not decrease their changes of stroke or premature death. In fact, it was found that people with heart problems increased their chances of heart attack and premature death if they reduced their consumption of alcohol.

These finding was based on the review of various trials conducted on people living in United States, Australia, Italy and Taiwan. However, the results of these finding were limited to the people who were involved in study.

Some experts are of the view that the effect of the result would have been different if the number of people who were involved in the study were increase. Researchers had conducted a study on just 6,000 people and many experts were of the opinion that results of the study could have been different if the number of people were increased to 18,000. These experts also suggested that telling people to increase their salt intake or not to reduce their salt intake could have a long-term negative impact on their health.

Nutritionist and Medical Experts believe that cutting down salt can help in reducing high blood pressure in people. It can also help in reducing the risk of strokes and heart attack. They are of the opinion that adults must consume less than 2300mg of sodium to remain healthy and reduce the risk of stroke.

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