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Greater Risk of Death in Diabetics with Lower Salt Intake

Have you noticed the national push for lower salt consumption? It’s driven by the idea that lower consumption will reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death, supposedly mediated through lower blood pressure.

The latest issue of Diabetes Care has a research report showing a greater risk of death in type 2 diabetics with lower salt consumption over the course of 10 years. Yes, you read that right: greater risk of death with lower salt consumption.

Keep your eyes and ears open on this issue.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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