(Best Syndication News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a diet high in sodium, and low in potassium increased a person’s death risk by 50 percent from any cause. The risk of dying from a heart attack was twice as much with this high sodium/ low potassium diet. The CDC along with researchers from Emory University and Harvard University were involved in this research study.
The CDC study used data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to determine what health risks could be associated with a person eating a diet high in sodium and low in potassium. The survey asked participants to share dietary information, which helped the CDC find average daily potassium and sodium intake levels to see if there was a health risk or a shortened life expectancy.