Home > Diet and nutrition > News 12 July 2011 High salt leads to early death Put the salt shakers back down. Eating too much salt and too little potassium can increase the risk of death, US government researchers said. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Put the salt shakers back down. Eating too much salt and too little potassium can increase the risk of death, US government researchers said. Most health experts agree with him. High salt diet 'risky' NEXT ON HEALTH24X OPINION | Mayday, Mayday! Your body needs your help! 2020-10-13 07:00 More: Diet and nutritionNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy: Beliefs about origins of virus play a big role Medical Lockdown: Scientists looked at personality traits to understand why some defy the rules Medical Swine coronavirus could jump to people, researchers warn News Partner Content | Meet the Next Generation of Brave: Vivian Chengalroyan Medical TB treatment time cut by a third Medical How Covid-19 affects those with rare immune disorders and what it means for the rest of us Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.