Pour on the Salt? New Research Suggests More Is OK

August 14, 2014 7:50 AM

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Pour on the Salt? New Research Suggests More Is OK

New research suggests that healthy people can eat about twice the amount of salt that’s currently recommended — or about as much as most people consume anyway. The controversial findings could potentially undercut widespread public health messages about salt.

An international study of more than 100,000 people published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that while there is a relationship between salt intake and high blood pressure, if you don’t already have high blood pressure and you’re not over 60 or eating way too much salt, sal...

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