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Salt Wars by Michael F. Jacobson
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9780262542821

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“With wit and ease, Jacobson takes readers through the basics (how much salt we eat, where we get it, and the health concerns connected with it) and the minutiae (a take-down of the so-called “sodium sceptics” and the scant if promising progress of regulation from Congress) to offer a clear picture of what consumers should do when we sit down for our next meal.”
– Civil Eats

“In his new book, Salt Wars, scientist Michael F. Jacobson makes a compelling argument that salt presents a singular threat to life and finance… One of the most important takeaways of Salt Wars, though, has little to do with salt, although it may well raise your blood pressure. Sodium wars are just one more example of how effective modern propaganda tactics can be in our post-fact world.” 
– The Washington Post Book World

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Tom Frieden
Prologue: An Overview of the Salt Battlefield
Chapter 1 Salt: A Primer
Chapter 2 The Case for Eating Less Salt
Chapter 3 The Case Against Eating Less Salt
Chapter 4 What All the Research Means
Chapter 5 The Mouse that Roared: The Salt Institute
Chapter 6 Money and Science
Chapter 7 Less-Salty Diets around the Globe
Chapter 8 Policy Paralysis in the United States
Chapter 9 Progress at Last!
Chapter 10 Action Plan for Better Health
Chapter 11 Protecting Your Own Health
Epilogue: Salt’s Lesson on Industry and Public Health
Acknowledgments
Appendix A: List of Information Boxes, Figures, and Tables
Appendix B: Abbreviations
Notes
Index
About the Author

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