Hypertension due to high salt intake linked with emotional, cognitive dysfunction

Updated: May 30 2023 1:28PM

New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) A new study has linked hypertension, brought about by high salt intake, with emotional and cognitive dysfunction.

The study from Fujita Health University, Japan, found high salt intake to contribute to unwanted signalling between blood pressure regulation system and certain lipid molecules, thereby causing dysfunction in the brain.

Cognitive impairment has been linked to the consumption of excess table salt, a ubiquitous food seasoning. High salt (HS) intake is also known to lead to hypertension.