By indexer
135 days ago

Chinese thoughts on salt

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Have the Chinese got the right idea on how to reduce blood pressure?

It is well known that salt in the diet is a major cause of high blood pressure, which in turn is a contributory factor in strokes and heart disease. It therefore follows that reducing one’s salt intake is a good idea.

In China this message has been conveyed by teaching children in primary school about the dangers of salt, and they in turn have passed this on to their parents and grandparents. The programme began in 14 schools, with follow-up monitoring of their immediate families. This found that levels of blood pressure showed a marked decline, with daily salt intake declining by a third of a teaspoon in children and half a teaspoon in adults.

It has been estimated that if this rate of progress was replicated across the whole country, more than 150,000 deaths from strokes and 47,000 from heart attacks could be prevented every year.

So could this method of getting kids to preach the anti-salt message work in other countries? It sounds as though it could be worth a try!




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frenchqueen Could be worth a try but I'm someone who loves salty food. But my doctor told me that salt in the body can be easily flashed out by drinking lots of water because it'll go out when I pee anyway. But sugar? Sugar can only be flashed out by exercise.
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indexer @frenchqueen I'm the opposite to you, because I can't stand the taste of salt in anything!
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Justin Very interesting
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OlgaLifeLover true 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
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Explorer2017 Informative article
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Faith Interesting article
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frenchqueen Not into sweets. @indexer
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