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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    I detest it when some so-called scientific org makes such a statement as in the OP. There is absolutely no way to determine whether that group of people died as a result of salt usage (unless they drowned in it). Hypertension can and does happen to those on salt free and low salt diets. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that a large percentage of those who died this way were on salt free/low salt diets before they died.

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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I wonder what all of the people did before refrigeration that used salt perpetually to preserve food?

    Unless you're over weight with HBP and eating canned foods all day, I doubt the salt issue is really that bad. I'd say being bombarded by the chemicals in processed food is far worse. Fertilizers, growth hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, steroids, bacteria etc.
    Those people died early and often.
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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    i'm skeptical that salt is the root cause.

    Mediterranean diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Bread is a big source of Americans' salt intake, too

    if you're overweight or obese and / or have high blood pressure, it seems to be a good idea to reduce salt. but salt isn't what makes us overweight.

    once again, i'm placing my money on calories in / calories out. keep a food diary, exercise as much as you can, and keep a close eye on your weight. this is what has helped me keep the weight off.

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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Those people died early and often.
    Not from salt.
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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    It's kind of weird how every single health concern is suddenly used to make guns and murderers look better by comparison.
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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Salt kills 1 in 10 Americans. That's over 30,000,000 deaths!!!!SEVEN HUNDRED - that's 700! - Americans per day are murdered by SALT!

    So why is ANYONE talking about guns??????

    It's time to put those mass murderingly Morton's executives in prison for life and execute the CEO. THEY KNEW!

    Bloomberg better do something and fast to save us.
    This is one reason I support an A Salt rifle ban!

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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    A ban on salt would cost too much. It would cost many people their salarys.
    On unrelated note, the origin of the word salary is related to the use of salt.

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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I'd be willing to bet that a large percentage of those who died this way were on salt free/low salt diets before they died.
    If they had been on low salt diets their entire lives that bet might have some validity. But many people learn the dangers of excessive salt only after their first heart attack or stroke, and then go on severe salt restrictions to reduce further damage.

    At any rate, the 1 in 10 figure is very obviously a sensationalist number. To be sure, excess salt intake is a contributing factor to all diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system...but so is obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, lack of sleep, stress, etc. etc. etc. It can in no way be proven that salt is the lynchpin cause in 1 in 10 deaths, that without which the person would not have died. No way.
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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's kind of weird how every single health concern is suddenly used to make guns...look better by comparison.
    joko's point I think is one that I share...gun crime is bad, but it is put forward as a front burner public health issue, when there are many preventable causes of death that exact a far greater toll than guns, and that are not enshrined in the Constitution as a right of the people.

    I edited out your "and murderers" part because it was catty and I won't dignify it by attempting to rebut it.
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    Re: Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Study: Too Much Salt Kills One in 10 Americans

    Salt kills 1 in 10 Americans. That's over 30,000,000 deaths!!!!SEVEN HUNDRED - that's 700! - Americans per day are murdered by SALT!

    So why is ANYONE talking about guns??????

    It's time to put those mass murderingly Morton's executives in prison for life and execute the CEO. THEY KNEW!

    Bloomberg better do something and fast to save us.
    The government has made attempts at finding ways to lower americans sodium intake.

    U.S. limits urged for salt in processed food - CNN.com

    However, your argument that since too much salt kills people, so we shouldn't be talking about guns, is silly on its face. If something is killing americans it's ok to have a discussion about it. The idea that we can only deal with one thing at a time is stupid at best.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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