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Do We Really Need to Cut Salt?

Dr. Paul Maher just finished a two-part series on dietary salt that is well worth a read, especially if you are convinced we need to cut our consumption.

Part 1

Part 2

Polititians and public health mandarins have been on the low-salt bandwagon again for the last couple years.  Some researchers question whether it’s even possible to reduce salt consumption as low as they would have us.

I’ll consider the polititians’ opinions on my salt intake as soon as they produce reasonable wait times at the post office, reasonable service times at the Department of Motor Vehicles, improve public school student achievement scores to a respectable level, balance state and federal budgets, and drastically reduce corruption in their hallowed halls. 

Steve Parker, M.D.


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