Sodium (salt) intake is associated with a risk of developing type 2 diabetes

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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”