HigH salt in­take linked to di­a­betes risk

The Sunday Guardian - - Covert -

LON­DON: Be­sides high blood pres­sure, high in­take of salt — main source of sodium —may be as­so­ci­ated with an in­creased risk of de­vel­op­ing di­a­betes, re­searchers have found.The find­ings showed that for each 2.5 ex­tra grams of salt con­sumed per day, there was an av­er­age 43 per cent in­crease in the risk of de­vel­op­ing Type 2 di­a­betes. Peo­ple who con­sumed more than 7.3gm salt a day dis­played a 72 per cent in­creased risk of com­pared to those with the low­est be­low 6gm, said re­searchers from the In­sti­tute of En­vi­ron­men­tal Medicine (IMM), Karolin­ska In­sti­tutet in Swe­den.

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