Pssssst - I will give you a $100 for a gram of salt!
A consumer group sued the federal government on Thursday, saying that salt is killing tens of thousands of Americans and that regulators have done too little to control salt in food.Salt is perfectly safe and indeed necessary for human survival. Just because a few people cannot control their urges it doesn't follow that we should all pay for the bad habits of others.
"The medical community has reached a consensus that diets high in sodium are a major cause of high blood pressure as well as pre-hypertension, or blood pressure just short of high blood pressure," said Dr. Stephen Havas of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.And eating lots of chocolate and fast food will make a person fat. Soon enough the feds will be breaking down your door for salt, chips, pop and cigarettes.
Dr. Claude Lenfant, president of the World Hypertension League and a former head of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute supported the report.If we fired people like you, we would all be more secure from the tyranny of government agencies. Poor health is not a crime.
Hat tip: AZ Perspective and Junk.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Saturday, February 26, 2005