The war on salt again
The FDA is a very risk averse agency, which can cause more deaths than it prevents. And the received wisdom about salt is that the amount people currently consume is bad for you. That has come under very powerful challenge recently but the FDA are sticking by the old theory. Whether current average levels of salt consumption are dangerous is assumed rather than proven. So they are at present proposinging guidelines on salt consumption that are unrealistically low. So the article below challenges them. The article below has been followed by a rejoinder but the rejoinder is mainly bureacratic and not convincing. The article below is "Reducing Sodium Intake in the Population" by David A. McCarron and Michael H. Alderman.