Expert: low-salt diet only applies to patients with hypertension useless for most people

Updated: May 23, 2016  Views: 242

China Network May 23 hearing, according to Russian media reported May 21, << >> Journal Lancet (< > Post article pointed out that the minimum amount of salt intake to no health benefits, and in some cases can lead to risk of cardiovascular disease death.

'Control of salt intake can lower blood pressure slightly, but will lead to a series of other consequences, such as causing hormone levels rise. These adverse effects are often offset by the positive effects brought about by the drop in blood pressure. This is suffering from high blood pressure diseases is an important message. '- expert at McMaster University in Canada Andre Clement said.

The world's 49 countries a total of 13 people participated in the health monitoring program at McMaster University organization, Clement and his colleagues observed by the health of the participants reached these conclusions. During the project implementation, scholars collected regularly blood test participants to collect information on their diet, bad habits information, disease, and affect the life and health of objective factors.

Scholar is particularly concerned about the impact minimize salt intake diet increasingly popular way for human health, especially for people with high blood pressure and other heart diseases.

Experimental study by the health of the participants as well as the probability of death, the scholars concluded that: low-salt diet will not bring any benefit to human health, especially without hypertensive disease.

Moreover, Clement and his colleagues found that if daily dietary salt intake below a certain limit (3 grams a day, human health, especially the health of the cardiovascular system may be adversely affected. For example, participants in the experiment daily intake of only about two grams of salt diet than normal people who died of myocardial infarction, stroke and other diseases, the chance to be great.

Experts point out that a low-salt diet only for patients with hypertension, and has been a daily consumption of more than four grams of salt people. Most of the health sector in the world are in a daily intake of four grams of salt a normal diet as a standard amount. Therefore, say, low-salt diet for most people in the world is useless or even harmful. (Hyun Matsukawa


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Traditional Chinese: 專家:低鹽飲食僅適用於高血壓患者 對多數人無益


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