Too Much Salt Damages Blood Vessels

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jun 20, 2012

Too Much Salt Damages Blood Vessels

The scientists found that the consumption of abnormally high amount of salt causes urine albumin excretion (UAE) and increased levels of serum uric acid (SUA). There is a close link between high levels of UAE and SUA to high risk of hypertension.

This study has been welcome by health experts all around the world. According to senior dietician of the British Heart Foundation, this study has reaffirmed the importance of reducing high salt consumption for good health. The amount of daily salt intake of people has been found to be invariably high in most countries. In the US, people consume 3436 mg of salt when the recommended daily intake is 1500 mg.

In the study lead by John P. Forman, the salt intake of 5556 adult people (both male and female) was monitored. They found that long-term sodium intake did tend to cause blood vessel damage. Every six grams of salt contains 2.4 grams of sodium. The health experts recommended labels to be shown clearly in front of food packets, mentioning salt content for managing salt intake.


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