Salt is Back

After years of telling consumers that eating too much salt was bad for their health, a new report from the Institute of Medicine at the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turns conventional wisdom on it’s head:

There [is] no rationale for anyone to aim for sodium levels below 2,300 milligrams a day. The group examined new evidence that had emerged since the last such report was issued, in 2005.

“As you go below the 2,300 mark, there is an absence of data in terms of benefit and there begin to be suggestions in subgroup populations about potential harms,” said Dr. Brian L. Strom, chairman of the committee and a professor of public health at the University of Pennsylvania. He explained that the possible harms included increased rates of heart attacks and an increased risk of death.

Want to make a million? Make something salty. People are salivating for it.

No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet


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