Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Salt reduction may also benefit bone health

Salt reduction may also benefit bone health

A study done in Australia found that in woman eating a low sodium diet for high blood pressure had a lower rate of calcium loss in the urine this in turn may protect bone health.

They stated:

“The fall in urinary calcium excretion on the lower-sodium Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-type diet is likely to have a beneficial effect on bone in the long term,” wrote the researchers, led by Caryl Nowson from Deakin University. “This reduction in urinary calcium was driven by the reduction in dietary sodium, but longer-term studies are required to confirm the benefits of this type of dietary pattern.”

Yet another benefit to having a moderate salt intake, limit processed foods and have more fresh home made fare seasoning with more herbs and spices.


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