Alderman questions NYC efforts to cut salt in NY Times opinion piece

In an opinion piece in today’s New York Times, hypertension expert and salt skeptic Michael Alderman questions the wisdom of a New York City public health campaign  to reduce salt content in processed food by 40% over the next 10 years. Given the lack of randomized clinical trials, and the ambiguity of the observational evidence, Alerman believes ” there is a possibility that such a big change in one element of their diet might have unintended harmful consequences. Prudence requires that logic and good intentions also be supported by strong evidence that such an action would be safe.”

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  1. […] low salt regulations, are ready to go biblical on Alderman and turn him into a pillar of salt. [See our previous coverage of this here.] Dr. Steven Havas notes that high sodium consumption causes at least 150,000 prematures deaths each […]

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