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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:0

A salty issueSalt dominates this issue, providing insights into both the science and the politics of how salt affects health. And, as is usual, the place where science and politics meet has become a battleground. The centrepiece of the debate is the Intersalt study, which investigates the relation between salt and blood pressure in over 10 000 people from 32 countries (p 1249). The initial results from the study were published in the BMJ in 1988 and showed a strong association between higher salt intake and higher blood pressure. The …

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