Saturday, 12 November 2011

News Brief: Low-salt diet questioned

A low-salt diet might not be as healthy as previously thought, a study by Danish scientists suggest, according to a report in today's China Times (Chinese-language article here).

While the research accepts that lowering salt intake can reduce blood pressure, it can increase levels of cholesterol, fat and hormones in the blood, which in turn can lead to a greater risk of heart disease.0

                                                                               Text and photos © Jiyue Publications 2011

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