A recent study conducted by the Case Western Reserve University of Medicine and Kent State University has unveiled that excess of salt intake could lead to many health complications. Excess of salt consumption could result in high blood pressure and hypertension.
Lead Researcher of the study and Clinical Professor at the University, Robert Blankfield, has revealed that excess of salt intake makes it difficult for the cardiovascular system to regulate the blood pressure and body temperature at the same time and thus, increases blood pressure.
To evaluate the impact of excess salt, Dr. Blankfield and his research team examined 22 healthy adult males for the levels of blood pressure, urine output, cardiac index and rectal temperature. The researchers focused on figuring out, how cardiovascular system is affected by salt intake as it is for the regulation of blood pressure and keeping body temperature under control.
The findings of the study unveiled that the body temperature of the participants was lowered by the ingestion of salt and water as compared to when just water was consumed. It was also found that salt sensitive individuals maintain core body temperature equilibrium more effectively than salt resistant individuals, but sensitive individuals experiences high blood pressure.