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NY Times on Salt

The New York Times article "Scant Evidence Behind the Advice About Salt"

takes a closer look at the evidence behind restricting salt for people at risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. As we've seen in so many cases, doctors are recommending salt restriction on the basis of medical dogma and not on actual evidence.


The article points out that studies so far show no evidence that salt causes harm:

"There were no data that showed that salt restriction reduced mortality or cardiac disease..." It's actually likely that salt does not cause high blood pressure if the person has functioning kidneys.


This is a big deal for me because I've worked in dozens of medical institutions where people complain about the food. I'm certain that a big reason these older sick people don't like the food is because they lack salt. Personally I don't like my eggs without a good dose of salt.



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