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07 July 2011

Reducing salt does little good

In an analysis that set off a fierce debate over the health effects of salt, researchers are saying they found no evidence that small reductions in salt intake reduce health risks.

In an analysis that set off a fierce debate over the health effects of salt, researchers are saying they found no evidence that small reductions in salt intake reduce the risk of developing heart disease or dying prematurely.

The researchers said they suspected the trials conducted so far were not big enough to show any benefits to heart health, and they called for large-scale studies to be carried out soon.

 
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