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Salt linked to 2.3 million heart-related deaths in 2010
Salt linked to 2.3 million heart-related deaths in 2010

(March 21, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Boston - Eating too much salt caused over 2 million heart-related deaths in 2010, according to a report presented at the AHA's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Scientific Sessions. Researchers reviewed over 200 surveys on salt intake from the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study. Data was stratified by age, gender, region and country, and spanned two decades. As well, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of over 100 trials concerning sodiums effect on blood pressure, heart disease, and cardiovascular deaths. Results showed that salt intake was attributed to 2.3 million cardiovascular deaths in 2010. Nearly 1 million these deaths occurred prematurely--in individuals 69 years of age or younger.

 
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