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- Cardiovascular studies have shown that using salt substitutes can improve heart health.
- But heart experts also point out that the study's results don't necessarily apply to everyone because of different diets and higher amounts of processed foods.
- Cardiologists recommend eating more fruits and vegetables as a way to reduce sodium intake without using salt substitutes.
Switching from table salt to salt substitutes may help reduce stroke risk in people over 60 with a history of high blood pressure or a previous stroke.
That's according to a study published in the journal Modern Medicine.
The study-based study involved nearly 21,000 participants and took place in 600 villages in rural areas of five provinces in China.
About 72% of study participants had a history of stroke and 88% had a history of high blood pressure.
Participants were given free salt substitutes (about 75% sodium chloride and 25% potassium chloride) to replace common salt and were advised to use it for all dishes, condiments and preserves. food management.
They were also encouraged to use salt substitutes less often than they had previously used salt to maximize their sodium reduction.
Sufficient salt substitutes were provided to meet the needs of the entire household (about 20 grams per person per day).
Participants in other villages continued their usual cooking and eating habits.
The project is supported by the US National Health and Medical Research Council.
“This study provides clear evidence of an intervention that can be implemented very quickly and at a very low cost… studies have shown it to be effective and these are benefits for the center alone. country. As confirmed by the lead investigator on the study and professors at the Institute of Global Health in Sydney, Australia, said in a press release.