According to researchers at Austin Hospital, salt could have a serious influence on widely used diabetes drugs . The research could answer ongoing questions about why diabetes drugs work well for somen, and not so well for others.
The paper was published in journal Diabetes Care, showing that eating a diet high in salt can reduce the efficiency of two of the most common diabetes drugs, by a huge 75 per cent.
Dr. Eli Ekinci, endocrinologist and researcher, reportedly said: “We showed that the drugs work best in a low-salt environment. It really highlights that salt is having an effect on ‘ protein leakage’ in diabetes — the No. 1 cause of kidney disease .”
Switching to a low-salt diet is difficult, with salt common in processed foods for preservatives and flavour.

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