Salt plus inactivity affects cognitive decline, study shows

09/7/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Older people who have a high salt intake but low levels of physical activity had more declines in cognitive function in three years than peers who were active or had lower salt intake, Canadian researchers reported in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The researchers said the results held regardless of hypertension or diet-quality factors, and show the importance of focusing on both diet and exercise.

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