Scientists stunned by new findings about salt's effects on body


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I wonder how that jives with the known increased risk of cardiovascular disease from high dietary salt.


Wait, so this means that now that salt has moved back into “okay for you,” it’s now back in “bad for you”?


Dr. Melik: Well, he’s fully recovered, except for a few minor kinks.
Dr. Agon: Has he asked for anything special?
Dr. Melik: Yes, this morning for breakfast. He requested something called wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.
Dr. Agon: [ laughs ] Oh, yes. Those were the charmed substances…That some years ago Were felt to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies? Or hot fudge?
Dr. Agon: Those were thought to be unhealthy, precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
Dr. Melik: Incredible.


So you’re saying more salt will make me a better sleeper?


[Takes long, refreshing drag from cigarette]


I for one welcome our new high-sodium fad diet.

Margaritas will be the drink of choice, of course.


lets see…

eating fat (keto) helps you lose weight
eating salt helps you lose weight
penn jillette just lost a ton of weight on an all potato diet

so if i really really want to lose weight, i better combine all three just to be safe.
potato chip diet it is, i just hope i don’t lose the weight too fast! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:



Research from Russian cosmonauts, eh? Are we sure this isn’t Putin trying to hack American diets?


I don’t know if that’s true. Certainly many people want to lose weight… breaking down fat sounds like a good thing if you’re overweight. Breaking down muscle, not so much. Does the body break down the fat first, or is it chaos in there?


Some of the finest cosmonauts in the world are russian.


Is there anything that pretzels can’t do?


i like your reasoning. i’m in!




There’s something to this, since Russians seem to be genetically predisposed to eating a crapton of salt to begin with based on my anecdotal evidence from Russians I know. Same thing with cultures that eat a lot of seafood, a la Japan.

If you’re not culturally used to it, you might well be screwed.


This new diet is going to be fun!


So…we stopped farming dairy tigers when we realized they’d take all our GPU neural net duties? darnit!
Wiki-tan says the ‘bar’ is merely a peanut buttery ‘energy’ confection. Geez '60s. I’m returning your bluetooth…radio, whatever…salt shakers, too.

Wait! Make them test it as ingested through skin from flotation tan…already? Same? Yeah…