I don't know if it was this study or a similar one that I saw recently, but it has given me food for thought. Salt does tend to increase blood pressure and high blood pressure does tend to be associated with poor vascular health.
But perhaps the correlation of poor vascular health and high blood pressure is due to "hardening of the arteries" (fatty deposits), which is not caused by salt. Whereas high blood pressure from salt is more of an osmotic pressure thing (and really relates more to the relative abundance to potassium). It's possible that osmotic pressure is actually fine.
So, I have been thinking about it, but it hasn't really affected me, since I've never been overboard either way on salt.
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Last edited by yoyoma : 08-12-2011 at 12:14 PM.