High salt intake more sinister than thought

Researchers have found that high sodium intake has an adverse effect on several organs, including blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain.

Their study shows the negative health impact can occur in the absence of hypertension, which means that even people who are regarded as salt resistant should limit their intake.

“There are no standardised guidelines for classifying individuals as having salt-sensitive blood pressure, but if blood pressure increases during a period of high dietary sodium or