Dietary Guidelines -- the salt people are wounded
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for America, "the federal government's evidence-based* nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity," is here, as a big PDF.
Sodium gets roughed up in the recommendations. "Poor salt," I thought, without a strong industry lobby to defend it. The salt industry does have a lobby, though -- the Salt Institute. The institute's reaction to the guidelines is on its website's front page.
* My posts may be full of typos, wrong words and lousy grammar but they are all evidence-based.