Salt Controversy Stirs Strong Emotions
Salt restriction led to higher levels of cholesterol (2.5% increase) and triglycerides (7% increase). In addition, there were increases in stress hormones including adrenaline (epinephrine) renin and aldosterone. There is growing evidence that higher levels of renin have negative effects on the cardiovascular system and may lead to an increased risk of heart disease, heart attacks and death. Read more.