Rejoinder on Salt

We previously reported on plans by the nanny mayor and the nanny health commissioner in the nanny city of the nanny state to regulate our intake of salt. Now, there is this in the New York Times this morning:

Only one [randomized] clinical trial on salt intake has been reported so far, and it focused on patients with fairly advanced heart problems. As it turned out, the group that adhered to a lower sodium diet actually suffered significantly more cardiovascular deaths and hospitalizations than did the one assigned to the higher sodium diet.

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  1. Joe S. says:

    Gosh. What are the nannies going to do with this? They’ll never be happy unless they’re telling everyone else what to do.

  2. Larry C. says:

    Wonderful post! I happen to like salt.

  3. Vicki says:

    Everybody should read the full article. The case against salt is actually quite weak.