The first well-controlled study to test whether salt added to your plate leads to premature death has come up with a clear answer. Yes, it does.
The lead author suggests leaving the saltshaker in the kitchen cupboard—or getting rid of it permanently— to reap substantial health benefits.
Should we take his advice? Not every doctor agrees.
The relationship between dietary salt intake and health has been the subject of debate since doctors in France observed patients with high blood pressure were high salt users. And that was way back in 1904!
Other previous studies examining salt’s relationship with mortality have produced conflicting results. Low […]