For a long time, the consumption of salt has been a controversial subject, since the American Medical Association, American Heart Association and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had advocate that higher sodium consumption can increase the risk of heart disease.
However, a study, made by Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel after studying 3,681 middle-aged Europeans, concluded that salt consumption is not dangerous and may in fact, be beneficial. The researchers also concluded that lesser salt the participants ate, the more likely they would die from heart disease.
The researchers state that there is no disagreement that high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. However, salt consumption does not seem to have the same effect on everyone. In addition, there is usually no distinction on the type of salt used.