|It kills me, it kills me not . . .|
Ah, nutrition research. So rife with controversy.
The big new study on salt, as reported in the New York Times, is important, a step in the right direction, though in itself will not end the debate.
Nutrition research investigating the effects of food components on a population's health outcomes is notoriously difficult to conduct. Thus every study, especially the epidemiological ones--as pointed out in the article--should be taken with, well, a grain of salt.