Hold the salt: Study reveals how reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure: Surprising findings show a low-salt diet doesn’t prevent death or hospital visits, but does improve symptoms and quality of life.

The largest randomized clinical trial to look at sodium reduction and heart failure has found that reducing salt intake does not lead to fewer emergency visits, hospitalizations or deaths for patients with heart failure. Researchers did find an improvement in symptoms such as swelling, fatigue and coughing, as well as better overall quality of life.

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