World Hypertension Day: This may be why slashing salt lowers blood pressure

Restricting sodium intake has been key to reducing blood pressure. Now researchers may have found an underlying mechanism to explain why

World Hypertension Day: This may be why slashing salt lowers blood pressureSlash sodium from your diet. That’s the advice inevitably given to everyone. Scientists examined hundreds of metabolites substances produced during digestion from blood samples drawn in a study among 64 black British residents with high blood pressure, or hypertension. All participants were instructed to follow a reduced-sodium diet, but otherwise none were taking medication or […]

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

The researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43 per cent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. It was noted that the people who fell within the high consumption category were at a 58 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the individuals in the low consumption group

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says studyDiabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

What’s the secret of a healthy life? Bass Ek Chammach Kum!

Dr Mayuri Trivedi, a Nephrologist and Renal Transplant Physician at PD Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre shares the harmful effects of excess salt in our daily life, and how to stay healthy

What’s the secret of a healthy life? Bass Ek Chammach Kum!Anything salty and with a crunch is a world of perfection to me. Anyone, who loves food, will agree to these lines without any doubt. But, think twice about it, anything that is salty, and with a crunch may not be the perfect thing to keep you healthy. As far as 6050 BC, salt has […]

Consuming too much salt can cause inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis, finds study

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system destroys the protective coating around neurons called myelin

Consuming too much salt can cause inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis, finds studyNew research, published in the journal Nature Immunology, now shows how a high intake of salt may cause inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Generally, women are at a higher risk of developing the condition than men. While researchers do not yet know what causes MS, an interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental factors is likely to […]

Excess consumption of salt can trigger allergies, cautions study

A new study shows that salt could actually contribute to the development of allergies. Salt is a common ingredient added to the daily diet of most people. But despite being essential to the human health, it was recently found to increase the risk of developing allergies

Excess consumption of salt can trigger allergies, cautions studyA new study shows that sodium chloride, mostly known as table salt, triggers the formation of certain cells that contribute to allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis, EurekAlert reported on Wednesday. The team found that salt leads to the increase of Th2 cells in the body and even causes some cells that should not cause […]

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumption

Learn the most common sources of sodium in your diet and some easy substitutions you can make

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumptionIf you think steering clear of potato chips, French fries, and other savoury snacks is the best way to trim salt from your diet, think again. Yes, those foods are salty, but they only rank no. 7 on the top 10 sources of sodium (a major component of salt). The category of bread and rolls […]

Indians consume more salt than recommended, reveals PHFI study

Indians have been taking much more salt as against the 5 gms per day limit recommended by WHO, said a new study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Indians consume more salt than recommended, reveals PHFI studySalt intake among adult Indians has been found to be high and exceeding the levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a recent study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). The study, was conducted in Delhi, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh, and covered around 1,395 adults. The study found that salt […]

Eat right: Reduce sugar, salt and fat intake says actor Rajkummar Rao

The ‘Aaj se thoda kum’ campaign is a part of FSSAI’s Eat Right Movement which covers food companies, retailers and restaurants and aims to promote healthy and well-balanced diet

Eat right: Reduce sugar, salt and fat intake says actor Rajkummar RaoIn a bid to create awareness about the harmful effects of a non-balanced diet, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Tuesday unveiled a nation-wide campaign ‘Aaj se thoda kum’ (loosely translated Slightly less from today) featuring actor Rajkummar Rao to nudge citizens to reduce salt, sugar and fat intake. Rajkummar Rao […]

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?

Excessive salt intake wipes out levels of good bacteria in the gut and this can cause blood pressure to rise, a German study has found. The findings of the study have raised hopes that a simple probiotic could be used as a tool to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke caused by hypertension

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?An overwhelming proportion of existing studies warn that a high intake of sodium drastically increases your chances of high blood pressure. Here at Medical News Today, we have reported on studies showing that too much salt can double your chances of heart failure, and that even a low intake of salt may still put you […]

#EkChamamchKam: A campaign to curb high salt consumption

The campaign aims to raise awareness against high salt consumption among Indians and its adverse effect on kidneys. It gained momentum with seer Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and renowned filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra lending their support to the cause on Friday

#EkChamamchKam: A campaign to curb high salt consumptionSalt consumption and its adverse effects on health have been a debated topic for quite some time now. #EkChammachKam is a campaign spearheaded by Dr Bhupendra Gandhi’s Amar Gandhi Foundation and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation. Over 150 nephrologists in the city have raised a clarion call, “Ek chammach kam” (One spoon less), to […]