Saturday, May 14, 2011

Excessive salt, Esophageal Stroke And Cardiovascular Risk

Excessive salt
Salt is one of the essential ingredient for a dish, any dish will taste bland without salt spiked. But it turns out salt can also bring the threat to human health when consumed in excess.

According to research scientists in Australia, the excess salt in food risk of causing blood flow in major arteries blocked. Just within 30 minutes of blood vessels is estimated to be stiff. Then, this condition will affect the work system of the heart.

"This type of damage to the blood flow is considered as a very early sign of heart disease. Every time you eat salty foods you change the function of cells line your arteries, "said Professor Graham MacGregor, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Besides an effect on the increased risk of heart attack, excess salt is also associated with risk of stroke, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and stomach cancer.

Ideal portion of salt consumption is safe for health, not more than 6 grams per day. However, the majority of people are estimated to consume more than 8 grams a day. In some developed countries, one of the two patients who died from disorders or heart attack, salt mengasup average 8-12 grams a day.

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