Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Salty News

Dr. Sean C. Lucan of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in this month’s American Journal of Public Health:

“There is a relationship between sodium and blood pressure, but it’s not consistent. And even when it’s present, it isn’t clinically very substantial,” he said.

For some high-risk heart patients, some studies show, a low-salt diet “actually leads to worse cardiovascular disease and early death,” Lucan said.

Lowering salt, Lucan notes in his article, “may also decrease insulin sensitivity, alter lipids, and stimulate a variety of neurohormonal pathways detrimental to the cardiovascular system.”
It's good to see the salt-nazis facing push-back. Salt is good. 

Q: Anyone know any jokes about sodium?
A: Na
Making bad chemistry jokes because all the good ones Argon


Veeshir said...

The Albert Einstein School of Med?

Seriously? I could see the Albert Schweizer School, but I don't think Einstein did much in the way of medicine.


Anonymous said...

Well, pretzels don't have high blood pressure do they?

Think about it...

-Sweep the leg-