Salt nannies admit no evidence for universal salt reduction — they just want a simple message

Martin Kurlansky writes in the New York Times:

…There is a lack of science in this whole thing . The American Heart Association decided to recommend a daily consumption of no more than 1,500 milligrams. Many doctors and scientists have said that this is ridiculously low. Federal dietary guidelines recommend 2,300 milligrams.

The truth is that people are all different. It is a minority who are at risk, even according the alarmist 2010 study. I have confronted public health officials with these arguments, and they agree but say that they do not want a complicated message. Clearer to say salt can kill you, period. The problem is that public health officials are deceiving the public, when they should be educating people so they can make their own decisions…

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9 responses to “Salt nannies admit no evidence for universal salt reduction — they just want a simple message

  1. So, when do we start stockpiling boxes of salt like 100W bulbs?

  2. It’s a shame they didn’t ask me. I’d be happy to help them simplify their message. Here’s what it should have been:

    “.”

  3. Simple messages for simple minds. It’s clear they think we are all idiots that are incapable of deciding these issues for ourselves.

  4. Primum non nocere.

    “The problem is that public health officials are deceiving the public”

    Not just deceiving: they are putting people at risk.

  5. Reminds me of nicotine nannies and E-Cigarettes. Victory must be total.

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