We Only Think We Know the Truth About Salt - NYTimes.com

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Proponents of the eat-less-salt campaign tend to deal with this contradictory evidence by implying that anyone raising it is a shill for the food industry and doesn’t care about saving lives. An N.I.H. administrator told me back in 1998 that to publicly question the science on salt was to play into the hands of the industry. “As long as there are things in the media that say the salt controversy continues,” he said, “they win.”

I used to know this guy who loved salt. Died of cancer in his 50s.

Of course, he also loved alcohol and tobacco.