Added iodine to salt, a warning

There is an important letter in the LancetLazarus and Smyth 2008 Lancet Iodine deficiency in the UK and Ireland p 88which is a reminder of the need for added iodine in our diets. The principle source is added iodine to salt but this practice is now rarely used. 50% of pregnant women in North East…

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Salt and cardiovascular disease.

Blood pressure is the most important factor in the development of strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. The dietary intake of salt(sodium chloride) has a role in determining blood pressure and hypertension . This is well shown in clinical trials. This finding applies regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, base line blood pressure and body mass.Salt…

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