A high salt diet may lead to increased damage to blood vessels in addition to high blood pressure, the two of which may act independently and synergistically to increase the risk of heart disease, say researchers.
The link between sugary drinks and high blood pressure has been cast into doubt after new research revealed sweet drinks are associated with high blood pressure – regardless of whether they are sweetened with sugar or artificial agents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has claimed that the current recommended limit for sodium intake may be too high for as many as two-thirds of Americans and has proposed a lower limit of 1,500mg.
Most Americans are not consuming enough fruit and vegetables in
their diet and are gleaning the majority of their antioxidants from
coffee, according to new research from the University of Scranton,