• surfer13 surfer13
    July 16, 2008
    does salt increase cholesterol?
    surfer13 surfer13
    July 16, 2008

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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    July 17, 2008
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    July 16, 2008

    surfer13,

     

    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.


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