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Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet, Jacobson, Michael F.

Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet

Authors: Jacobson, Michael F.
Publisher: MIT Press
BISAC/Subject: SOC055000, MED060000, HEA048000
ISBN: 9780262360562, Related ISBNs: 0262044447, 026236056X, 026254282X, 9780262044448, 9780262360562
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 248
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From the crusader credited with popularizing the phrase "junk food," Salt Wars uncovers the group of scientists who worked with food industry lobbyists and fought all efforts to reduce the dangerous levels of sodium in our food.

A high-sodium diet is deadly; studies have linked it to high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. It's been estimated that excess sodium in the American diet causes as many as 100,000 deaths per year. And yet salt is everywhere in our diets--in packaged food, fast food, and restaurant meals. Why hasn't salt received the sort of attention and regulatory action that sugar and fat have? In Salt Wars, Michael Jacobson explains how the American food industry have fought government efforts to reduce dangerous levels of sodium in our food.

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