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Too much salt may risk your liver: Study

The capability of salt to food taste is phenomenon, but too much of it may risk your health.

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Publish Date: Feb 26 2016 3:11PM | Updated Date: Feb 26 2016 3:18PM

Too much salt may risk your liver: Study

 The capability of salt to food taste is phenomenon, but too much of it may risk your health.

 

Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, a possibly dangerous condition if left without treatment. 

 

A team of scientists reports ha come out with study that found high-salt diet might also contribute to liver damage in adults and developing embryos.

 

Xuesong Yang and colleagues gave a high-salt diet to adult mice and exposed chick embryos to a salty environment.

 

Extreme sodium was associated with a number of changes in the animals' livers, including oddly shaped cells, an increase in cell death and a decrease in cell proliferation.

 

On an optimistic front, the team did find that treating damaged cells with vitamin C may counter the ill effects of excess salt partially.