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Diabetics Benefit from Salt Restriction

Cutting salt intake lowers blood pressure in diabetics.

Most cardiovascular disease risk for diabetes is linked with hypertension (high blood pressure). Researchers conducted a meta-analysis comparing high and low salt intakes. They found that restricting the amount of salt significantly reduced blood pressure, similar to the effect of single medication prescription.

PositiveTip: Public health guidelines recommend reducing salt intake to no more than one level teaspoon per day from all sources. Diabetics can greatly benefit from these restrictions too.