Study finds salt isn't actually that bad for you

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Health,
Publish Date
Friday, 10 August 2018, 8:30p.m.
The new study has found low salt diets may actually be bad for you. (Photo / Getty)
The new study has found low salt diets may actually be bad for you. (Photo / Getty)

It seems salt isn't a health villain after all

A new study has found diets which are very low in salt, or very high, both appear to be harmful and most people’s intake doesn’t appear to increase risks of heart problems.

The new data argues regularly eating between 7.5g and 12.5g of salt a day makes little difference.

In fact, the researchers say very low levels of salt appear to put people in the study at greater risk of cardiovascular disease.

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