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Salt – Friend or Foe?

Salt - friend or foe?

For many years people have been advised to avoid salt or risk driving their blood pressure skyward, but new research suggests that salt has been unfairly maligned. A number of recent studies, including a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Hypertension and a large-scale European study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no evidence that reducing salt intake significantly decreases the likelihood of suffering from heart attacks or strokes. In fact, the latter study found that those with lower sodium levels were actually more likely to die of heart disease than their salt-loving counterparts. A… read more