Russian doctor and TV presenter, Alexander Myasnikov, warned of the dangers of salt and the daily amounts that the average person uses, and explained that excessive salt intake can cause cancer and strokes..
He pointed out in an interview on the “Russia 1” TV channel, about the daily amount allowed to be consumed, saying: “We consume 12 grams of table salt daily, while we should only consume 5 grams, and for people who suffer from blood pressure disease and are over the age of 50 years old should only consume 2.5 grams of salt per day“.
At the same time, he stressed that daily habits of salt consumption portend irreversible consequences, saying: “Excessive consumption of salt leads to cancer and strokes..Reducing daily consumption of salt reduces the incidence of tumors, and the doctor advised to stay away from salt as much as possible and reduce consumption.” his daily..
On the other hand, studies have confirmed that eating salt in excessive quantities can lead to many health problems, including high blood pressure, and another study indicates that it can also weaken your immune system..Adding too much salt to the diet can also disrupt the antibacterial function of the immune cell.
And a lab study by a team of researchers from the University Hospital Bonn in Germany found that a diet rich in salt exacerbates a common bacterial infection in the kidneys called Escherichia coli.
To make sure that the effect of excessive salt intake was not temporary, the researchers infected mice with listeria (bacteria). After testing, they found that the infection was worse in mice that ate a diet rich in salt, and this is the first study in which it was revealed that a diet rich in sodium can That actually exacerbates the infection in the body.