By Judith Thomas |
February 29, 2016
Salt can have damaging effects on multiple organs throughout the body, including the kidneys, brain, arteries and heart. It can put strain on these organs and increase blood pressure, a major risk factor of conditions like heart disease and diabetes. To raise awareness of the effect salt has on people, the Consensus Action on Salt and Health sponsors an annual Salt Awareness Week, which takes place in 2016 from 29 Feb. to 6 March.