Science of Salt: High sodium intake increases blood pressure and risk of kidney disease

A review by Malta et al aimed to identify, summarize, and critically appraise studies on dietary salt and health outcomes that were published from August 2016 to March 2017.

The search strategy was adapted from a previous systematic review on dietary salt and health. Studies that meet standards for methodological quality criteria and eligible health outcomes are reported in detailed critical appraisals.

Overall, 47 studies were identified and are summarized in this review, confirming the negative effects of excessive sodium intake on health outcomes.

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