Sunday, July 16

Salty diets narrow heart and neck arteries.

This research is still on the watch

A new study reveals that the risk of arterial blockage in the heart and neck increases in proportion to one's salt intake. Heart attacks and strokes can occur when plaque builds up in the arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis.

There were 10,788 patients between the ages of 50 and 64 included in the study that was published in the European Heart Journal Open in March 2023. Researchers calculated participants' salt intake by analysing 24-hour urine samples for sodium levels (sodium is the major component of salt). All of the study participants had cardiac ultrasounds and other imaging procedures to check for atherosclerosis.

Plaque in the participants' neck and heart arteries increased in proportion to their urine salt levels. High blood pressure, a major contributor to atherosclerosis, is strongly associated with a salty diet. People with only moderately raised blood pressure (below 140/90 mm Hg) showed the same results. This finding supports the authors' recommendation that everyone, even those without hypertension, should limit their salt intake.



  1. Anonymous7/17/2023

    This is good information to know. Thank you!


  2. Really interesting, the food that we eat everyday is really important for our health.

  3. very useful infortmation. you can not be too cautious with health

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