Excessive Salt in Your Ration May Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study from Sweden suggests that too much salt, or sodium chloride, in diet could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.salt

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed data from 355 people diagnosed with LADA and 1,136 adults with type 2 diabetes from the Epidemiological Study of Risk Factors for LADA and Type 2 Diabetes (large Swedish cohort study).

The researchers discovered that every extra gram of sodium, or 2,5 grams of salt, a day was connected to a 43% higher risk of type 2 diabetes. For LADA, every gram of sodium was associated with a 73% increase in developing the condition.