Increased phosphate intake increases blood pressure in healthy adults
Burgers are in the real sense on everyone's lips. Although many know that white flour burgers buns are somewhat unhealthy and eating meat should be only moderate, as over-searching releases substances that cause excessive cancer, it is unknown that Scheiblettenkäse is only healthy. In fact, this contains many phosphates. As researchers discovered, high levels of these salts can increase blood pressure enormously even in healthy young adults.
Fast food puts a strain on the body
Lots of fat and low carbohydrates and fiber: fast food is a huge burden on our body. According to experts, it takes several hours to get rid of the high fat foods and high calorie foods. However, not only are the unhealthy fats problematic, but also some salts, which are often found in such foods. For example, in cheese processed, used to make burgers, you can usually find many phosphates. Those who take large amounts of it are at risk of high blood pressure, as researchers have now discovered.
Although there are also phosphates to be found in natural foods, eating habits today lead us to ingest more and more of these salts.
After all, they are used as an additive in a number of industrially produced foods: phosphates support the retention of many meat products, they hold free coffee powder and make spreadable cheese sporadic .
It has been known for some time that phosphates in disk cheese and co-products can damage your health.
For example, scientific studies have shown that phosphates can change the internal walls of ships, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Also, the risk of osteoporosis is increased by too much phosphate in the body.
Even healthy young adults face health consequences: if they eat too much phosphate through their diet, blood pressure and increased heart rate.
This is illustrated by a study led by the University of Basel, now published in the Journal of American Nephroogy.
Risk also for healthy
As noted in a statement by the University of Basel, a low phosphate diet has long been recommended for people with chronic kidney problems as high levels of phosphate, for example, lead to deposits in blood vessels.
With more phosphate character through the diet, however, the likelihood of developing or even dying from vascular or cardiovascular disease is also increasing in healthy people.
This is indicated by epidemiological studies exploring the relationship between potential risk factors and specific diseases.
A research team led by Professor Reto Krapf of the University of Basel has now checked this statistical relationship for the first time in a study of 20 healthy subjects.
Half of those taking part in the study received an extra dose of sodium phosphate in tablet form for sixteen weeks as part of their normal diet, which increased the phosphate content in their blood to a higher level; the average, although it is common amongst the general population.
It took subjects in the second drug group that tied phosphate and stopped people from entering the body. They also had salt to make it equal to the first group in terms of sodium administration.
Blood pressure has increased and heart rate is increasing
After six weeks, the doctors examined how the different diets affect different indicators of cardiovascular function, such as blood pressure and heart rate.
A comparison of both groups showed that increased numbers of phosphates significantly increased systolic and diastolic blood pressure among young, healthy adults – 4.1 and 3.2 millimeters of mercury, respectively.
At the same time, the heart rate increased by an average of four beats per minute.
As a case, the scientists suspect that the increased phosphate intake or higher serum phosphate affects the sympathetic nervous system, which affects heart activity and blood pressure.
However, the effect was reversible: Two months after completing the study, the subjects had returned to normal.
Vitamin D without effect
In a second stage, we examined how the administration of vitamin D has an effect. Although the vitamin increases the number taking phosphates in the gut, there was no effect on cardiovascular levels in either group or the other.
"Our findings provide an important explanation of the relationship between dietary phosphate intake and increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the general population," said study leader, Reto Krapf.
"These collections are relevant to public health and should be explored further through larger studies in different populations."