Dr. Sean C. Lucan of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in this month’s American Journal of Public Health:
It's good to see the salt-nazis facing push-back. Salt is good.
“There is a relationship between sodium and blood pressure, but it’s not consistent. And even when it’s present, it isn’t clinically very substantial,” he said.
For some high-risk heart patients, some studies show, a low-salt diet “actually leads to worse cardiovascular disease and early death,” Lucan said.
Lowering salt, Lucan notes in his article, “may also decrease insulin sensitivity, alter lipids, and stimulate a variety of neurohormonal pathways detrimental to the cardiovascular system.”
Q: Anyone know any jokes about sodium?
Making bad chemistry jokes because all the good ones Argon