Excess consumption of sodium is known the increase the risk of certain adverse health events such as heart attacks. New evidence points to negative effects on reproductive health as well. A researcher in the United States has found that the onset of puberty is delayed in rats who consume too much salt. This, in turn, can cause behavioural problems, stress and reduced fertility.
“Current salt-loading in Western populations has the potential to drastically affect reproductive health, and warrants further attention” said Dori Pitynski, study’s author. Read more.