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Cutting Salt Reduces Headaches: Johns Hopkins Study

Friday, 12 December 2014 11:19 AM

Cutting down on salt could cut headaches by a third, new research shows.

People who reduced their salt intake to three grams a day — about a half-teaspoon — suffered significantly fewer headaches, The Daily Mail reports. 
 
Cutting salt could reduce headaches because it lowers blood and pulse pressure, experts said. But even people with normal blood pressure saw a reduction in headaches when they reduced their salt intake. 
 
The study involved nearly 400 people were randomly assigned either a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products or a typical Western diet as a control.
 
The results showed halving salt intake from nine grams a day to three grams a day reduced headaches by 31 percent.
 
“A reduced sodium intake was associated with a significantly lower risk of headache, while dietary patterns had no effect on the risk of headaches in adults,” said Lawrence Appel, of John Hopkins University. “Reduced dietary sodium intake offers a novel approach to prevent headaches.”


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Cutting down on salt could cut headaches by a third, new research shows. People who reduced their salt intake to three grams a day - about a half-teaspoon - suffered significantly fewer headaches, researchers found.
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