Soluble medicines with salt heightens heart attack risk
Posted on Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am
A new study released by a group of British pharmacologists discovered that individuals who are taking soluble medicines containing salt are at higher risk for developing heart problems.
According to the study released by the British Medical Journal, medicines with large amounts of salt can increase blood pressure, potentially putting patients in danger of having heart attacks.
Salt is commonly used as the dissolving agent in fizzy medicines like Alka-Seltzer. Researchers found that, out of a test group of 1.3 million people taking fizzy medicines, 61,000 people suffered from heart problems.
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