HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Sodium intake linked to increased risk of heart disease death in overweight persons

A diet high in sodium increases the risk of heart disease-related mortality in overweight individuals, according to a study published in the December 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The study, which was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), followed the health of a representative group of U.S. adults over a 20-year period. Among those adults who were overweight, there was a 63% greater risk of death from cardiovascular disease for those who consumed the highest amounts of sodium relative to their caloric intakes compared to adults who consumed the lowest amounts of dietary sodium.

"This new and compelling evidence couples dietary sodium intake with an increased risk of death from coronary heart disease. This relationship is compounded by overweight, which, as we know has become a serious problem in this country," said NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant.

The new analysis is based on data from participants in the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) who were recontacted several times over 20 years in the NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (NHEFS); both studies were conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

This analysis included 9,485 of the original 14,407 adult participants in NHANES I (1971-1975). From 1971 to 1992, there were 810 total deaths among the 2,688 overweight participants, with 214 of these deaths from heart disease. The study, led by Dr. Jiang He of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, also evaluated the relative risk of disease and death from cardiovascular factors associated with a 100 mmol/day increase in sodium intake, about 6 grams or 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt. The analysis showed that among overweight adults cardiovascular mortality risk increased 61% for each additional 100 mmol of dietary sodium consumed on a daily basis.

Additionally, the study showed
'"/>

Contact: Communications Office
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
30-Nov-1999


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sodium channel gene mutation identified in case of familial epilepsy
2. American Heart Association Comment: Sodium Reduction And Weight Loss In The Treatment Of Hypertension In Older Persons
3. Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
4. Milk consumption and calcium intake associated with lower colorectal cancer risk
5. A human hormone, combined with a full stomach, offers clues for understanding our food intake
6. Sick Kids researchers link maternal folic acid intake to decrease in deadly childhood cancer
7. Body hormone ghrelin, a food intake and weight gain influence, is found to promote sleep
8. Mouse model links alcohol intake to marijuana-like brain compounds
9. Higher fibre intake linked to later periods, scientists say
10. Study: Higher energy intake, obesity affects all age groups, not just youths
11. Tufts University reports high protein intake and calcium supplementation helps healthy bones

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2020)... ... June 24, 2020 , ... eClinical Solutions LLC , ... that accelerate drug development, is collaborating with Karyopharm Therapeutics (Nasdaq: KPTI ) ... with severe COVID-19. This is the first study of an XPO1 inhibitor in ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 22, 2020 , ... The field of quantitation of ... assays (LBA) have dominated this area. However, the use of mass spectrometry in this ... now necessitates the question “How do you choose which approach to use (LBA or ...
(Date:6/19/2020)... ... ... The director of stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex , Dr. James L. ... have easier access to stem cell counting, they will soon make it a routine ... weekend in the U.S., Asymmetrex is offering free tissue stem cell counting at its ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... June 29, 2020 , ... MedShift , ... in 2020, despite many obstacles created as a result of COVID-19. As a ... its partnered medical practices and medical manufacturers by expanding access to device offerings, ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... , ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... advance photodynamic therapy for treating cancer, today announced the company has entered a ... Park”). The agreement provides Lumeda globally exclusive rights to Roswell Park intellectual ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 22, 2020 , ... ... DRP-104, will be presented June 22-24 during the American Association for Cancer Research ... the other profiles the potent, consistent single agent activity in KEAP1 mutant tumor ...
(Date:6/11/2020)... ... June 09, 2020 , ... ... of the NEON Micro-Tracer Solution, a highly accurate, contact tracing solution ... in the workplace. Contact tracing, a core disease control measure, is a key ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: