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Over 1.5 million cardiovascular deaths a year attributed to high salt consumption
Over 1.5 million cardiovascular deaths a year attributed to high salt consumption (August 14, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - A new report published in the NEJM estimates over 1.6 million deaths a year are due to high salt consumption. Researchers studied data from over 200 surveys regarding sodium intake from countries representing 75% of the world's adult population. Comparing this information to global nutrition data, researchers estimated sodium intake and conducted a meta-analysis regarding sodium intake and cardiovascular death. They found that high salt consumption was associated with an estimated 1.65 million cardiovascular deaths each year.
 
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