#1 Salt reduction 'may cause increase in cholesterol'11-14-2011, 08:03 AMReducing the amount of salt in your diet may cause an increase in cholesterol levels, new research suggests.
But scientists at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) insist that consumers should follow existing guidelines on salt consumption until further research has been carried out.
At present, adults are advised to consume no more than 6g of salt per day, as higher levels may increase the risk of high blood pressure.
However, a review by scientists in Denmark, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, found that a low intake of salt may also cause significant increases in cholesterol and other compounds that have an adverse effect on heart health. ...
11-14-2011, 10:13 AM
the body does need some salt.even the animals do do.we always put salt licks out for the cows.:D“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.” ;)
11-14-2011, 03:37 PM
It all goes back to the old saying "all things in moderation".
The body needs things like salt, fat, carbs, etc to be healthy.
But you have to keep all of these in moderate proportion.
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Interesting to hear people say why they do and don't need salt without explaining why the body needs it. Sodium (Na+) is vital to celluar function, as is Potassium (K+), as they work together in celluar respiration. It's more complicated that that, and Sodium has other roles, but thats it's main function.
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