Junk Science Dead-Ender: American Heart Association vows to defy new salt report

An expert committee of the National Institute of Medicine concluded today that there is no evidence supporting drastic reductions in dietary salt intake. But the dead-enders at the American heart Association don’t care.

USA Today reports:

The [American Heart Association] “is not going to change its position on sodium, and it stands with many other major health organizations,” Antman says. “We don’t want people to be distracted from the important health message that there is benefit in aggressively lowering sodium from the current levels in the American diet.”

Indeed, why distract anyone with facts?

Click for the IOM report.

3 thoughts on “Junk Science Dead-Ender: American Heart Association vows to defy new salt report”

  1. Because dermatologists have convinced them to fear the sun.

    Meanwhile, gastroenterologists say, “Get more sun!”

  2. It’s a lot like the Vitamin D deficiency epidemic: everyone taking Vitamin D supplements instead of getting a few minutes of sun each day.

  3. “Well! we know it’s been proven that salt is not as dangerous as previously thought, But we still think!!!!”

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