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Revista chilena de nutrición

On-line version ISSN 0717-7518

Abstract

MONCKEBERG B, Fernando. Salt is indispensable for life, but how much?. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.4, pp.192-195. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182012000400013.

Salt (sodium chloride) is an impredictable part of the diet, since the importance of its regulatory functions of body liquids and for its role in nerve transmission. During the last 4 decades a high intake of salt has been detected with negative effects on blood pressure. In some places a campaing to decrease salt intake has been effective for implementing regulatory rules to avoid excessive intake, and according to them with healthy benefits. However, others doubt of this results.

Keywords : Salt intake; blood pressure; salt reduction.

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