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

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Aired on Monday, October 26th.

A high-sodium diet can be a deadly diet -- high levels of sodium have been linked to high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks. And yet, salt is everywhere. It's all but inescapable on the American foodscape; salt (and plenty of it) is in packaged foods, fast foods, canned foods, table-service restaurants, etc. So...why hasn't salt received the sort of public attention and regulatory action that sugar and fat have? Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Michael Jacobson, who set out to answer this question. Jacobson is the Co-Founder and Senior Scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. He joins us to discuss his newest book, "Salt Wars: The Battle Over the Biggest Killer in the American Diet."

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