Reduced salt consumption results in lesser heart deaths

Researchers stated that reduced consumption of salt has resulted in the lower number of deaths caused by heart attacks in the UK.

A study found that during the years 2003 and 2011 the salt intake had dropped on an average by 15 percent whereas the number of deaths caused due to heart attacks also reduced by almost half which was a huge achievement.

People who ran health programs stated that the choice people made to consume lesser salt in their diet displayed their victory in their endeavours to request food manufacturers to reduce the quantity of salt in processed food items.

People who consume too much salt tend to have a high blood pressure which in turn leads to heart attacks. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queen Mary University, London, studied over 30,000 patients during eight years.

The research team found that there was considerable fall in blood pressures along with lower salt intake and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables in their diet.

Researchers also checked the salt intake among 3,000 Britons when they discovered that the salt intake had been reduced by 15 percent.