Keeping sodium intake low may prolong life, study suggests

Reuters (10/12, Doyle) reports that research suggests “keeping sodium intake low may prolong life according to a new study that set out to clarify the long-term risk of eating too much sodium and the benefits of cutting down.” After “following more than 3,000 people with elevated blood pressure for over 24 years,” investigators “found that risk of death from any cause rose in a straight line along with sodium intake.” The findings were published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.