2011-11-24 - How much salt is enough? Researchers say we need to think again!
We are all familiar with the health warnings that tell us to reduce our salt intake if we want a happy heart. But now, new findings from an international team of researchers suggest that having either excessively high or low levels of salt can put people who suffer from conditions such as heart disease or diabetes more at risk of cardiovascular problems. Researchers from Canada, Germany, Ireland, the Philippines and the United Kingdom contributed to the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings could call into question how we view the relationship between salt and heart problems.Further information