Is Salt Still Public Enemy #1?


Trans fat bans are in place. Soda bans are in the pipeline. Now, before anyone brings up a salt ban, science writer Gary Taubes wants nutritionists pushing the eat-less-salt argument to reconsider. Not because the salt-loving food industry is against it, but because “the actual evidence to support it has always been so weak.”

Taubes adds that “if we were to eat as little salt as the U.S.D.A. and the C.D.C. recommend, we’d be harming rather than helping ourselves.”


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