Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Science Myth: Salt is Bad for Us.

The salt myth is still alive and kicking, even though there has never been any good scientific support for it.
Although lowering salt can reduce blood pressure by 1-5 mm/Hg on average, it doesn’t have any effect on heart attacks, strokes or death.
Of course, if you have a medical condition like salt-sensitive hypertension then you may be an exception.
But the public health advice that everyone should lower their salt intake (and have to eat boring, tasteless food) is not based on evidence.

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