In younger years, in old age and in between - our way of life influences our health. We can cause diseases of civilization like diabetes, overweight, joint damage and cardiovascular diseases with our lifestyle. They bother us until our late stages of life. Learn more about these diseases of civilization in our Topic of the Month, what happens when we develop diseases of aging on top and why geriatricians should care for patients at this point.
Common salt – or sodium chloride – is essential as a stimulant for nerve conduction. What is more, sodium ions also regulate the water balance in the body. Yet when it came to salt consumption, for the longest time the rule was "less is more". However, a recent study publication calls this belief into question.