Influence of salt on glycaemic response to carbohydrate loading

R O Gans, R J Heine, A J Donker, E A van der Veen

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The effect of dietary salt on glycaemic responses to different test meals was investigated. Eight healthy male volunteers ate four test meals on consecutive mornings and in random order; the meals were 50 g carbohydrate taken as a 20% glucose solution or as boiled macaroni with and without supplementation with 6 g salt. In contrast with other reports, no significant differences in peak plasma glucose concentrations or areas under the plasma glucose curves could be established. These findings do not support a beneficial effect of salt restriction on glycaemic control in diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1252-1253
Number of pages2
JournalBritish medical journal (Clinical research ed.)
Issue number6582
Publication statusPublished - 1987


  • Absorption
  • Blood Glucose/analysis
  • Dietary Carbohydrates/metabolism
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Random Allocation
  • Sodium Chloride/metabolism

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