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Deadly Anti-Salt Regulations


A CNN story reports that a low-salt diet can increase the risk of a fatal heart attack. The study they reference was in the May 4 issue of the mainstream Journal of the American Medical Association.

In fact, says Jan A. Staessen, M.D., the senior author of the study and the head of the hypertension laboratory at the University of Leuven, in Belgium, the findings “do not support the current recommendations of a generalized and indiscriminate reduction of [sodium] intake at the population level.”

This while at least one politician in New York is proposing a complete ban on salt in NYC restaurants.

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