LA Times: Even Without Nudging Blood Pressure Up, High-Salt Diet Hobbles The Brain

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Los Angeles Times: Even Without Nudging Blood Pressure Up, High-Salt Diet Hobbles The Brain 
A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain — and for mental performance — even if it doesn’t push blood pressure into dangerous territory, new research has found. A new study has shown that in mice fed a very high-salt diet, blood flow to the brain declined, the integrity of blood vessels in the brain suffered, and performance on tests of cognitive function plummeted. (Healy, 1/15)