Liver substitute reduces the risk of stroke
Scientists at the University of Oxford have shown that using a salt substitute reduces blood pressure and the risk of life-threatening cardiovascular disease, stroke and death.
Scientists analyzed the results of a clinical trial involving almost 32,000 people who used potassium chloride instead of common salt.
According to shantnews, the surrogate was found to lower blood pressure in all volunteers, regardless of age, gender, weight, and co-factors related to blood pressure. However, no adverse side effects were found.
A salt substitute reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death by 11 percent. The risk of chronic cardiovascular diseases was reduced by 13 percent.
The same results were reported after last year's study, which involved more than 20,000 people with high blood pressure.