Volume 17 Issue 3 - 2022
Dietary Sodium Intake and Morality
Paul Clayton*
Clinical Pharmacologist and Pharmaco-Nutritionist, United Kingdom
*Corresponding Author: Paul Clayton, Clinical Pharmacologist and Pharmaco-Nutritionist, United Kingdom.
Received: February 26, 2022; Published: February 28, 2022

Keywords: Salt; Sugar; Hypertension; Stroke; Big Business; Mortality; Morality

Cutting salt consumption reduces blood pressure, and lower blood pressure reduces the risk of strokes. The Salt Substitute and Stroke Study just confirmed this [1].

21,000 rural Chinese with a history of hypertension and/or stroke were divided into two groups. The intervention group was given a low-sodium/increased potassium salt substitute to cook with, the controls were left with table salt. After 5 years the intervention group had a 14% reduction in stroke, a 13% reduction in major cardiovascular events and a 12% reduction in death. The controls stroked, infarcted and died just as they did before the white coats arrived.


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Citation: Paul Clayton. “Dietary Sodium Intake and Morality”. EC Nutrition 17.3 (2022): 01-06.

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