13 Jul '11, 9pm

Did you hear salt is healthy? Well, it's not exactly true. @LloydAlter, TreeHugger's resident salt aficionado explains:

Did you hear salt is healthy? Well, it's not exactly true. @LloydAlter, TreeHugger's resident salt aficionado explains:

Personally, I am rather fond of salt; the photo is of a few that I often sprinkle on food. I should be jumping for joy; Scientific American writes: This week a meta-analysis of seven studies involving a total of 6,250 subjects in the American Journal of Hypertension found no strong evidence that cutting salt intake reduces the risk for heart attacks, strokes or death in people with normal or high blood pressure. In May European researchers publishing in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that the less sodium that study subjects excreted in their urine--an excellent measure of prior consumption--the greater their risk was of dying from heart disease. These findings call into question the common wisdom that excess salt is bad for you, but the evidence linking salt to heart disease has always been tenuous. Before continuing, a lot of people disagree with...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/is-it-time-to-end...

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