• April 15, 2024

Study Shows Slashing Salt Lowers Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Risk

Most of the time, it is recommended to slash the sodium from the diet. Limiting sodium consumption has been a key to lowering blood pressure. The scientists analyzed hundreds of metabolites substances created during absorption from blood samples strained in research amongst 64 black British residents having hypertension or high blood pressure. All participants were inculcated to follow a lowered-sodium diet. The researchers found reducing sodium intake outcome in higher levels of two particular metabolites, both linked with arterial stiffness and lower blood pressure levels. The research taps into the discipline of metabolomics, which studies how small molecules react to alterations in their surroundings. In this case, the levels of sodium changed the setting.

Every participant in the study was placed on a low-sodium diet and half were provided a slow-release sodium pill for 6 Weeks, while the others received placebos. The scientists then swapped the tablets for an extra 6 Weeks. Dr. Haidong Zhu—Lead Author of the study—said, “We know lowered sodium intake lowers the cardiovascular and blood pressure risk. Nevertheless, the fundamental biological mechanisms are not well-formed.” The study was published in the AHA’s (American Heart Association) journal Hypertension. The researchers found that lowering sodium intake outcome in the increase of two types of metabolites—methionine sulfone and beta-hydroxyisovalerate—plus a modest drop in blood pressure.

On a similar note, recently, a study showed that by following a DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can lower heart failure risk in individuals under 75. A diet proved to have helpful effects on high blood pressure also might lower the jeopardy of heart failure in individuals under 75 Years, as per to a study. The research of over 4,500 people demonstrated that those people less than 75 Years, who were mostly adhered to the DASH diet had a considerably lower menace of getting heart failure than those whose consumption habits were slightest in keeping with the diet. The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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