Does salt increase blood pressure?

We are consuming too much salt as a nation, but what does this mean for our health?
27 May 2016
Presented by Chris Smith


A packet of salt and vinegar crisps


As a nation, the UK are above the intake guidelines for salt, which, for an adult, is 6g per day. To put that into perspective, there's about half a gram in a small packet of crisps, or one ham and cheese sandwich. But what does salt do to our insides? Viknesh Selvarajah from Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, researches the impacts of salt and has a very unique perspective on the effects of high blood pressure, as he explained to Chris Smith.


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