A new research study says that salt is not hazardous to health, contrary to the traditional belief. The University of Michigan and the Emory University found that sodium consumption and sodium density in one’s diet do not have a relative impact over an individual’s survivability in a 10-year period.
Scott Hummel, one of the researchers stated that low sodium content, could instead lead to increased levels of catecholamines, aldosterone, and neurohormones that greatly contribute towards cardiovascular damage. The study also revealed that sodium intake increased the risks of cardiovascular ailments by only 3%, while heart failure never increased at all, but with increased concentrations of the mineral. During the recorded data, patients were examined healthy, thus, the conclusions are invalid for those with cardiovascular disease risks.