Does low salt intake increase heart disease risk? One study does not prove a trend

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for November 23, 2011

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Low salt intake linked to heart-disease deaths

 

Heart Risk Higher at Highest, Lowest Salt Intake Levels

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Primary source: Journal of the American Medical Association
Source reference:
O’Donnell M, et al “Urinary sodium and potassium excretion and risk of cardiovascular events” JAMA2011; 306: 2229-2238.

Additional source: Journal of the American Medical Association
Source reference:
Whelton P “Urinary sodium and cardiovascular disease risk: informing guidelines for sodium consumption” JAMA 2011; 306: 2262-2264.

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