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High Blood Pressure
September 28, 2017

Is salt really causing hypertension?

Salt has long been labelled a hypertension villain, but the link between the two isn’t so clear-cut, a new study finds. The recommended daily sodium intake is 2 300 milligrams. This is equal to about five grams (one teaspoon) of salt per day. However, findings from a 16-year study call this into question. The scientific findings Lynn L. Moore, an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, and her team analysed data from more than 2 000 men and women between the ages of 30 and 64 years old. At the start of the study,…
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