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Recommended salt guidelines may be too low – study

Current recommended salt guidelines may be too low, a new Danish analysis has found. [s]Health24[/s] reports that the research indicates that Americans consume a healthy amount of salt, even though daily averagesexceed recommendations from the [b]US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention[/b]. The study, in the [s]American Journal of Hypertension[/s], analysed 25 prior studies. They found that low levels of salt consumption might be linked with a greater risk of death. The study actually shows that both too much salt and too little are harmful, said Dr Niels Graudal, a senior consultant at [b]Copenhagen University Hospital[/b]. 'Salt intake above 12,000 mg/day is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality,' he said. At the other end of the spectrum, too little salt is associated with the same increased risks. The optimal daily range is 2,645mg to 4,945mg.

[link url=http://www.health24.com/Medical/Hypertension/Lifestyle-changes/Current-salt-guidelines-may-be-too-low-20140403]Full News24 report[/link]
[link url=http://ajh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/26/ajh.hpu028.1.full.pdf+html]AJH full study[/link]

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