Salt: Back In The Limelight
Research has shown that any response in blood pressure due to a decrease in sodium is generally minimal and fleeting.
A subset of the population that is “salt-sensitive” tends to benefit the most by reducing dietary salt intake and, at the same time, altering other dietary deficiencies such as potassium and calcium. (Salt-sensitivity is usually defined as a measure of how blood pressure responds to a decrease in salt intake. Those with the greatest decrease in blood pressure as a result of decreased salt intake are identified as salt-sensitive.) Presently, there is no standardized definition of salt sensitivity.