Salt pills neither help nor harm acute heart failure patients

In acute heart failure (AHF), salt supplementation during aggressive diuretic therapy didn’t appear to mitigate neurohormonal activation in a randomized placebo-controlled trial but it didn’t hurt outcomes either, challenging the usual low-sodium paradigm in heart failure. As per results from a Cleveland Clinic-led trial, increasing salt consumption orally for patients with heart failure who are […]

Salt substitutes may help lower the risk of heart attack, stroke

Researchers used 21 international studies involving nearly 30,000 people in western Europe, the Western Pacific, the Americas, and South-East Asia. Salt substitutes could lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from all causes, according to a new review of studies published in the online journal Heart. Researchers said it didnít matter where the […]

Potassium-rich foods boost women’s heart health

A study from the Netherlands, published in†European Heart Journal, has found that women may be able to combat the effects of sodium by eating a potassium-rich diet, potentially decreasing their risk of CVD. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, ending some 17.9 million lives […]

Increasing salt content in food and the risk of early death

Researchers from Tulane University in Louisiana published their findings in the peer-reviewed European Heart Journal. According to a study released in July, individuals who add more salt to their food are more likely to pass away before their time.They found that frequently salting food is linked to a shorter life expectancy and early death from […]

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