Study shows danger of salty diet for heart patients

December 3, 2010 2:41:44 PM PST
A salty diet could be extremely dangerous for people who have experienced heart failure.

Even for those who are doing well and are stable on their medications. That's the finding of a new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

In the study, people who ate the equivalent of nearly two teaspoons of salt were twice as likely to be hospitalized for heart failure within a three-year window as people who ate fewer salty foods.

Scientists say the bulk of salt in our diet comes from restaurants and processed foods. They add consumers should check the label of every food product they buy.


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