Salt: A New Villain?

Yes, say the doctors, and the country scrambles to change its eating habits

KILLER SALT screams the book cover from a huge display of volumes with titles like Shake the Salt Habit!, Cooking Without a Grain of Salt and Halt! No Salt. These days they are selling in the the hundreds of thousands.

"Are you a saltaholic?" the insinuating voice asks, as the TV camera eye interrupts the hapless soul at his repast and observes him dousing dish after dish with a blizzard of deadly sodium chloride. It is a scare-the-consumer ad for NoSalt,...

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