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Letter: Excessive sodium intake is hazardous

David Harsanyi’s June 6 column “War on salt is based on bad science” claims excessive sodium intake has not been proven to affect health, and refers to a meta-study by the American Journal of Hypertension as evidence. However, the actual conclusion of the study refutes his argument: “Both low sodium intakes and high sodium intakes are associated with increased mortality, consistent with a U-shaped association between sodium intake and health outcomes.”

As with climate change, don’t twist science to fit your politics. In the end, science and nature always win.

Jim Pruitt

Marion

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