Salt and heart disease

The UK chattering classes, including reputable medical opinion, seem obsessed by the idea that we eat too much salt, and it’s a major contributor to heart disease.

So, here’s a puzzle. Italians eat vastly more salt than us: even after years in Italy, I found the saltiness of their food often quite overwhelming (just as most Italians seem to find a bit of chilli too much for them). Yet Italy has less of a problem with heart disease than we do.

How does that work?

Posted on February 28, 2007, in food, health. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Lots of good red wine, of course:-)

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