Thursday, November 26, 2009

High Salt Intake Linked To Strokes And Cardiovascular Disease

According to a paper published in the British Medical Journal, eating high amounts of salt is linked to higher risk of strokes and cardiovascular diseases. A 5g lower daily salt intake would reduce stroke by 23%, and total cardiovascular disease by 17%. The World Health Organization recommends that daily intake should not exceed 5 grams.

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