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People usually link sugar with a risk of diabetes but salt could also put you at risk. There is a lot of salt in processed foods. If you eat a lot of this you should be careful. There are often low sodium options but not every food has one. Making things from scratch does let you control the salt.
- Research suggests sodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes (T2D) and Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA).
- A recent study found that sodium intake was associated with an average 43% increase in the risk of developing T2D for each extra gram of sodium consumed per day.
- The effect of sodium intake on the risk of developing LADA was even greater, with a 73% rise for each gram of sodium consumed per day.
“We confirm an association between sodium intake and type 2 diabetes”