Posts Tagged "sodium consumption"

Salt: How Bad Is It, Really?

Posted on Sep 9, 2011 in Health Optimization

Much like cell phones and eggs, salt is one of those things that studies say is bad for you one day, but O.K. the next. Just last year, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated (using previous studies’ numbers) that the U.S. could prevent 44,000 deaths annually if Americans reduced their salt intake by 3 grams per day. Then, early this month, a review of seven real-life interventions to reduce salt consumption found nothing of the sort. The review, from the Cochrane Collaboration, found only ambiguity, with no evidence to suggest that salt reduction did the trial...

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