Salt consumption a risk factor for blood pressure in Indians
Dietary systems influence health is every aspect as they are the key stones in several chronic diseases. Several studies revealed that the mean salt intake among the Indian populations ranges between 5.22 to 42.30 g/day, and their high spice intake can be a risk factor for hypertension.
Hypertension seriously affects, organs such as the brain, kidneys, and heart are significantly affected by an increase in the blood pressure and surprisingly, most of the hypertension cases are in low-and middle-income countries.
A recent study in Clinical Nutrition suggested that that salt consumption is high in India. People all across are recommended the same cut-off value of dietary salt consumption regardless of the diversity-in dietary patterns and environmental conditions across the country.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)