Scinetists dismiss myth of salt eating risks

September 7, 2019  12:40

Salt might not that be as bad as you thought. High sodium intake contributed only modestly to major cardiovascular disease or death, researchers from the European Society of Cardiology say.

“Our salt results are completely consistent with the majority of large studies examining associations between sodium intake and cardiovascular disease or death, and do not support the widely held negative view that even a little salt is harmful. Only really high salt consumption, i.e. more than six grams a day, has an adverse effect,” professor Salim Yusuf said.

This means we need to rethink what constitutes a healthy or unhealthy diet, he added.

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