Comment: A low-salt diet
activates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and sympathetic nervous systems, both of which can increase insulin resistance.
A previous study from Harvard found that low-salt diets
increased insulin resistance, increasing the risk for type-2 diabetes.
After 18 weeks, those given grape powder had lower blood pressure, better heart muscle function and structure, and lower markers of inflammation than those that did not receive the grape powder; those in the low-salt diet
group that were given grape powder had a similar improvement in heart muscle structure and had molecular indicators of less cardiac stress.
The Cochrane Review, which assessed the long-term effectiveness of the advice to consumers to reduce salt, shows how difficult it is to keep to a low-salt diet
, and therefore the importance of product reformulation.
It is treated by eliminating the underlying cause and using a low-salt diet
and diuretics to reduce the swelling.
He is taking oral hypoglycemic agents for his diabetes and is on a low-salt diet
for mild hypertension.
A low-salt diet
might help lower your blood pressure.
Type 1 diabetic patients are encouraged to restrict intake of refined carbohydrates to less than 25 g/day while consuming a high-fiber, low-salt diet
A low-salt diet
will also help reduce blood pressure, but even if you don't add salt to your food at the table, it can be hidden in processed foods so it's always best to check the label.
Researchers at Duke University compared blood pressure control of those eating a traditional low-salt diet
to those following the DASH diet.
After 3 years of conservative medical therapy (a low-salt diet
and a diuretic), the patient returned with worsening vertigo and drop attacks.
Recent findings on how excess salt affects the kidneys and blood vessels may help identify people with hypertension who will most benefit from a low-salt diet
and might even lead to new drug therapies in the future.