US health officials have long warned that too much salt intake as a child can raise lifelong risk of high blood pressure. However, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests it s actually potassium intake that kids should be aware of.
Many different drugs are available to help lower blood pressure, and lifestyle changes can also be important in controlling HTN. One important question is how low the target blood pressure should be or how low should it go?
The American Journal of Hypertension released new findings supporting that fact that the current sodium intake in the general
Michael Shaw on HealthNewsDigest.com, February 24, 2014. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls his disciples "the salt of the earth." While the meaning of this expression is clear, its derivation may not be. Roman scholar Pliny the Elder would...[Read more].
Despite warning from "public health" orgs. such as the American Heart Association, the Institute of Medicine's review failed to support their calls for stringent salt (sodium) restrictions for most Americans. In fact, they found such recommendations more likely to harm than benefit as ACSH has said over the years.