12 Jan '11, 4am

Less salt can better preserve health

Studies have found it is closely linked to many diseases. Researchers have discovered excessive intake of salt raises blood pressure, the main cause of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. "Each additional gram of salt consumed per day was associated with 0.4 millimeters of mercury higher systolic blood pressure," said Professor Bruce Neal, professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney at a chronic disease prevention forum hosted by the George Institute for Global Health at Peking University earlier this month.

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Health/Eat%2BRight/Story/A1Story20...

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