A high intake of salt is linked to higher blood pressure and increased chances of heart problems. But, according to a new research it has been found that low salt intake results to heart attack and it may be harmful.
Researchers suggest people to have a normal amount of salt which does not harm them. Some of the researchers also suggest to people with high blood pressure to consume less salt.
According to a latest study published in The Lancet, states that low consumption of salt and sodium may raise the chances of heart attack compared to an average salt intake.
An American Dietary Guideline recommends that Americans consume less than 2300 milligrams of sodium per day which is equivalent to one teaspoon of salt.
However, earlier Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that 90 percent of the Americans consume salt above recommended level, which may be lead to high blood pressure and many cardiac problems.
But researchers also had a research to check whether consuming less salt would give some outcomes or not? So, they investigated this activity on 130,000 persons spanning 49 different countries. They monitored the sodium intake of participants and related the risk of heart attack among people with high blood pressure and without high blood pressure.
So, it was concluded that people with high intake of salt had higher rate of heart attack and people with less intake had high blood pressure. However, reducing high salt intake in people with hypertension does not support salt intake to low levels.