High sodium diets are known to raise the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Photo: Shutterstock

How good for your health is cutting salt from your diet? Chinese scientists try to find the answer

  • Most people eat too much salt, but a study conducted in a part of China where the problem is especially serious suggests that reducing consumption by a quarter could halve death rates
  • Study conducted in Shandong province finds a fifth of heart deaths there were linked to high-sodium diets
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High sodium diets are known to raise the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Photo: Shutterstock
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Alice Shen

Alice Shen

Alice is a Hong Kong economy and business reporter at the South China Morning Post. Born in central China and raised in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, she studied biology, economics and journalism in Peking University and Boston University.