UK Salt Assoc: Government salt reduction strategy is misleading and potentially dangerous

The UK Salt Association stated today:

There is growing confusion associated with the Government salt reduction strategy – a strategy which some experts believe is both misleading and potentially dangerous, largely because the research on which the Department of Health bases its guidelines is inadequate and out of date.

People are told that reducing salt consumption is critical to long-term health. However, an increasing number of influential medical studies, including the Institute of Medicine(1) and the Cochrane Collaboration(2), are questioning the evidence of any long-term health benefits from restricted salt diets, raising important questions about conventional thinking on salt and health.

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