New salt study on risk of low sodium draws fire

August 14, 2014 12:05 PM

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New salt study on risk of low sodium draws fire

People who eat the least salt may be hurting their hearts, according to a study causing controversy amid efforts to cut sodium consumption.

The results published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found the expected link between heart complications and high levels of sodium, which is known to boost blood pressure and cardiovascular risks. Those at the lowest end, as measured by the amount of sodium in their urine, were als...

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