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Excess use of dietary salt weakens kidneys, says new study

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Apr, 2020. 12:04 pm
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Medical Experts in a latest study have warned that excess use of dietary salt weakens immunity against bacteria in kidneys.

Medical Experts of American Heart Association (AHA) details that;

Eating more than recommended amount of salt disturbs the antibacterial function of a type of immune cell.

American Heart Association Medical Experts recommend that people consume no more than 2.3 grams (g) of sodium per day.

This amount is roughly equivalent to 5.8 g of salt, which would fit into a level teaspoon.

The reason for the recommendation is that there is good evidence that excess dietary salt raises blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Furthermore The latest study suggests that in process of the kidneys regulating high blood sodium levels,

They inhibit one arm of the immune system, impairing its ability to fight off bacterial infections.

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