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Resurgence in salt intake linked to heart disease, stroke and cancer 19th July 2019

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 Resurgence in salt intake linked to heart disease, stroke and cancer
Worst offenders include processed meats, bread products, and ready-made soups.

An upsurge in salt intake may be linked to thousands of extra cases of heart disease, stroke and stomach cancer, a new study has found.

Excess salt consumption has been linked to the development of hypertension or raised blood pressure. This is the dominant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, and is the most common cause of death in Ireland.


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