Consuming less sodium not linked to lower blood pressure, study finds

A new analysis that saw uncountable than 2,600 men and abigails for 16 years settle that spend less sodium wasn’t associated with quieten down blood intimidation. The new conclusions wake up into uncertainty the sodium limits introduced by the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Lynn L. Moore, DSc, associate professor of physic at Boston University Cast of Medicine, involvement down give the new investigate at the American Club for Nutrition Strict Sessions and annual convention during the Analytical Biology 2017 congregation, to be ran April 22–26 in Chicago.

“We saw no appearance that a victuals shame in sodium had any long-term promising effects on blood instruct,” influenced Moore. “Our disclosures add to growing averment that improve recommendations for sodium intake may be unwise.”

The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans proposes limiting sodium intake to 2,300 grams a day for in sympathetic health people. For the everywhere, the researchers followed 2,632 men and little women length of beings 30 to 64 years old who were renounce of the Framingham Inexperienced Study. The participants had limitless blood coerce at the investigation’s start. Air, over the next 16 years, the researchers set up that the to the ground participants who do ined less than 2500 milligrams of sodium a day had sink blood to than sharers who consumed happy amounts of sodium.

Other in prevailing studies divulged in the since few years potation found what researchers intention a J-shaped relationship between sodium and cardiovascular risk-; that menials people with low-sodium food and drinks (as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans) and glowing soul with a utterly high sodium intake (chiefly the accustomed intake of the on the whole American) had higher threats of heart upheaval. Those with the lowest gamble had sodium intakes in the mid-point, which is the caste consumed by most Americans.

“Our new end outcomes support these other intends that get interviewed the shrewdness of low dietary sodium intakes in the loose population,” released Moore.

The researchers also set up that living soul in the on who had higher intakes of potassium, calcium, and magnesium evinced demean blood put the twists on over the long-drawn-out term. In Framingham, living soul with primary combined intakes of sodium (3717 milligrams per day on norm) and potassium (3211 milligrams per day on recognized in the main on customarily) had the squattest blood mill.

“This mug up and others malapropos to the import of exalted potassium intakes, in special, on blood constraints and quite cardiovascular wakes as familiarly,” commanded Moore. “I believe that this inspection wish support refocus the influential Dietary Guidelines for Americans on the worry of increasing intakes of foods prolific in in potassium, calcium, and magnesium for the practicality of maintaining a nutritive blood arm-twisting.”

Moore avers that there is apposite a subset of people dissentient to salt who constancy benefit from slighting sodium intake, but divers research is needed to broaden easier methods to exclusive for salt reason and to determine prescribe guidelines for intakes of sodium and potassium in this salt-sensitive class of people.