Re: Effect of longer term modest salt reduction on blood pressure: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials
Just like other work on salt, this article is unconvincing. The evidence for salt causing any harm is extremely flimsy. I would like to draw readers’ attention to the work of Gary Taubes on this subject (1, 2). He is a journalist who specialises in exposing bad science. He has reviewed all the literature on salt and interviewed many of the researchers. It is clearly demonstrated that salt is harmless.
1. The (Political) Science of Salt. Science 14 August 1998: Vol. 281 no. 5379 pp. 898-907. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/281/5379/898.short
2. Salt, We Misjudged You. New York Times. 2 June 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/we-only-think-we-know-t...
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