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Eating less salt can have tremendous health benefits worldwide
Eating less salt can have tremendous health benefits worldwide

(April 4, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London - According to three studies published in BMJ, reducing salt and increasing potassium in the diet can have great health benefits worldwide. The first study, a meta-analysis covering 34 trials and over 3,000 adult men and women, found that a modest reduction of salt consumption in a month or more greatly reduced blood pressure in those with high and normal blood pressure. The second study, examining 56 trials, also found that reducing salt intake lowers blood pressure levels with no adverse effect on lipids, kidneys, or hormone levels. Finally, the this study examined data from 33 trials pm per 128,000 adults and found that increased potassium intake--found in most fruits and vegetables--lowered blood pressure with no adverse effects, and was also associated with a 24% reduced risk of stroke

 
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