Reducing salt intake may make these foods less appealing to supertasters and may therefore adversely affect their nutrient intake.
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Dr. Sharma started research career with studies on the effects of salt on blood pressure - the debate on salt reduction was not new then - the debate is still alive today.
The question is not whether or not increased salt intake can increase blood pressure in some people - indeed, it does and much of my work at the time focused on trying to understand the physiology and genetics of this phenomenon.
Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC is Professor of Medicine & Chair for Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also the Medical Director of the Edmonton Capital Health Region’s interdisciplinary Weight Wise Program.
Dr. Sharma is also the Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network funded through the federal Networks of Centres Excellence program. Dr. Sharma has authored and co-authored more than 250 scientific articles and has lectured widely on the etiology and management of obesity and related cardiovascular disorders. He sends his informative messages through his blog Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes.
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