9 Signs You're Eating Too Much Salt
Reduced salt intake doesn’t make you healthier
Reducing your daily salt intake will not prevent you from suffering from heart attacks and strokes
Resisting that sprinkling of salt on your chips will not help reduce your chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study.
Researchers from Exeter University looked at seven published studies involving nearly 6,500 people and declared there was strong evidence to conclude that cutting back your daily intake of salt would not cut your chances of early death through heart disease.
‘Perhaps surprisingly we didn’t find any statistically significant reduction in death or cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes,’ says lead researcher Rod Taylor.
The authors of the Cochrane review believe that the benefits from a low-sodium diet have in fact been ‘overestimated’.
Since the report was published, however, there has been a severe backlash from several scientists and nutrition experts.
‘It is very disappointing that the message from this small review indicates that salt reduction may not be beneficial,’ says Katharine Jenner, of Consensus Action on Salt and Health.
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