Too much sodium and too little potassium could double the risk of dying from a heart attack and is associated with a 50 percent increased risk of death from any cause, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms. The study, which recorded the diet of 12,000 US adult men and women 20 years and older over a 14-year period, found a dietary imbalance of the two minerals posed the greatest risk. The reason for this is that when an individual eats too much salt, the ...

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