What is the optimum level of salt intake? Common salt known by chemcial name sodium chloride has been described as the enemy number one, in hyper tension cases and doctors have been advising against salt intake. But a recent study reveals that low intake may lead to high cholesterol level and endanger life. A study by Dr. Niels A Graudal from Copenhagen University has published an article in American Journal of Hypertension mentioning that low intake of sodium is not a positive signal to people especially white people on whom trial was taken. So a debate is going on among scientists in favor and against salt consumption and the patients are on a dilemma, which advise they should follow. In view of this controversy, a public meeting has been convened by US FDA to instruct agencies monitoring standards in eating houses. Read for more details.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Stroke is equally dangerous as a heart attack. High cholesterol and blood pressure are attributed here too. A diabetic with smoking habits and no physical activity is more likely to get an attack. So it is necessary to change life style and monitor blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar level very frequently. Latest information provided by nurologist suggests inclusion of non-vegetarian items in the food to avoid vitamin B12 deficiency which may lead to increased level of homocystein (amino acid) produced naturally in the body. So they suggest treatment with B12 and B6 and folic acid supplimentation in cases where a tendency for stroke noticed. Any asymmetry noticed in smile, inability to lift both arms or variation in speech and blurred vision are signals which require urgent medical attention.