Harvard Heart Letter

"Low salt" still the dietary rule

Even though there are reports of possible danger from extremely low sodium intake, Harvard experts agree: Less salt is better.

Don't believe everything you hear—especially if you've heard you no longer have to worry about sodium, the too-much-is-bad-for-you part of salt.

Last spring, many media reported the too-good-to-be-true news that salt isn't all that bad for your heart, and that lowering sodium intake too far could even be harmful.

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