4 thoughts on “Institute of Medicine Panel Chairman: ‘Lowering sodium intake too much may actually increase a person’s risk of some health problems’”

  1. If your electrolytes are out of balance, including too low sodium or potassium you are at riskof AFIB and resulting heart attack or stroke.

  2. We’re getting into the weeds, here, but I’d say for those who have high blood pressure and high salt intake that lowering the salt intake does NOT reduce hypertension, I assert the high blood pressure had nothing to do with salt to begin with.

  3. “Problem solved, no?” Well yes, IFF lowering salt actually lowers blood pressure. There is some evidence that this is sometimes not the case.

  4. Isn’t everyone missing the [scientific] point here? Salt is/can be a problem if you don’t excrete it sufficiently. The alleged heart problems are all related to high blood pressure. This isn’t a chronic problem, because you just monitor your blood pressure and if it gets high, cut back on salt. Problem solved, no?

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