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Wednesday, July 16, 2008 surfer13, Community Member, asks

Q: does salt increase cholesterol?

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Martin Cane, M.D., Health Pro
7/17/08 2:16pm



Thanks for your question. 

The simple answer is no.  Salt intake has no effect on Cholesterol.  Foods that are high in cholesterol often have a high salt intake, which adds to taste appeal.  Also, many people with a cholesterol problem also have high blood pressure, and so many physicians ask patients to follow a low cholesterol as well as a low salt diet. 


I hope this has been helpful.


Martin Cane, M.D.

Cindy, Community Member
5/14/12 3:01pm

Thank you.Cool 

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