Are You ‘Salt Sensitive’?
This trait may raise your risk of heart disease, even if you don’t have hypertension
September 1, 2020
Last Reviewed: August 2021
For years, doctors and dietitians have delivered a firm message about salt: Watch your intake or your blood pressure could rise to unhealthy levels. Yet scientists have known for decades that there is great variation in how humans and other mammals respond to the sodium component of salt (chemically known as sodium chloride). People who […]