Posts Tagged 'mortality'

Salt Conundrum

Salt-sScienceDaily reported –

Sep. 8, 2013 — Eat less salt’ is a mantra of our health-conscious times and is seen as an important step in reducing heart disease and hypertension. Too much salt in the diet — and specifically sodium — is widely acknowledged as a major risk factor for high blood pressure however, scientists have found that salt’s other oft-overlooked constituent chloride might also play an important role. A study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has revealed that low chloride levels in the blood is an independent indicator of mortality risk in people with hypertension. The role of chloride in hypertension has received little attention from scientists hitherto. After analysing data from almost 13,000 patients with high blood pressure, followed up over 35 years, the researchers found that low levels of chloride was associated with a higher risk of death and cardiovascular disease.

Continue reading HERE

How Deadly Is H1N1? Not Very – Check This Graph

H1N1Deaths from the swine flu (H1N1) are only a fraction of all the other causes of death on this graph, except one – H1N1 barely edged out leprosy!

Go to graph.

 


Archives

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 711 other followers

%d bloggers like this: