A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

By Sarah Boseley Health editor Exclusive: In his new book, James DiNicolantonio claims salt could make us healthier. But experts have condemned the advice as potentially dangerousPublic health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health.New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies on diet have got it wrong with their advice to cut down on salt. Related: Research criticising 1980s fat guidelines misguided, say scientists Related: Study suggests link between fall in salt intake and drop in heart attack deaths Related: Why almost everything you’ve been told about unhealthy foods is wrong … …read more

Source: Guardian Nutrition

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