Tag: sodium

1. Based on the results of the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study, mortality amongst older adults was not related to increased amounts of self-reported salt intake. 2. Furthermore, there was no association between self-reported higher intake of salt and the development of cardiovascular disease or heart failure. Evidence...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events Decreased sodium intake is associated with a modest decrease in blood pressure, but it is unclear whether this translates to a decrease in...
1. Approximately 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular causes in 2010 resulted from sodium consumption greater than 2.0 g per day.  2. Of these deaths, 84.3% occurred in low- and middle-income countries.  Study Rundown: Hypertension is one of the strongest modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and death globally. With the increasing...
1. Compared to higher and lower levels of estimated sodium intake, a moderate sodium intake of 3 g to 6 g per day was associated with a lower risk of death or cardiovascular events. 2. Compared to a low level of estimated potassium intake (<1.50 g per day), higher levels...