Phillip Minton M.D.

SALT: a blessing and a curse

In cancer on July 28, 2012 at 12:02 am

Salt was once a rare and expensive commodity. It was sought after because it added to the tastefulness of foods and was essential for good health. Later, we realized that iodine was also important, and added it to common table salt. Now, however, we suffer the many pitfalls of “too much of a good thing”. Salt, essential for healthy life, is also poisonous in large doses. In intermediate doses, it causes many health problems. We are all aware of its link to high blood pressure. Now science is beginning to link it to other major health concerns, such as cancer.


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