Friday, October 07, 2011

Low Salt, Low Health

More pushback on the Mooch Obozo Agenda!

“The Dietary Guidelines on sodium should be withdrawn and all legislative or regulatory actions based on them reversed or halted in order to protect the health of Americans,” said Salt Institute President Lori Roman.“ These Guidelines have made a mockery of the law through a process compromised by conflict of interest and a complete disregard for numerous scientific studies that point out the dangers of a low-salt diet. They are in violation of the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act.”

“To survive and thrive, the body needs salt," said Roman. "That’s a medical fact. But the official food policy of our federal government aims to radically reduce salt levels, violating the medical mandate to `first, do no harm.’ We oppose 300 million Americans being treated like lab rats in a risky trial.”

...The dangerously low salt intake recommended by the government would put Americans at a level never seen in any country. If implemented, the government’s guidelines would put Americans in a clinical trial without their knowledge and consent -- with potentially fatal consequences.

There are 69 pages of footnotes to the document.

HT:  JunkScience

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Ah, but look at the bright side. If a bunch of us die, then the Health Care costs of current occupant care will go down. You just have to look for the silver lining in these things...