Study: Too little salt in your diet could actually be bad for you

Bust out the jumbo pretzels, potato chips and soy sauce!

Well, maybe not, but a new global study does challenge the long-held belief that a high-salt diet increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and other medical problems.

The study, from the McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, analyzed more than 130,000 people across 49 countries, focusing on whether the relationship between sodium intake and death, heart disease and stroke differs in people with high blood pressure compared to those with normal blood pressure.

Its controversial findings suggest that a low-salt diet may not be as beneficial as previously thought.

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