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


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/09/scientists-stunned-by-new-find.html


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


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


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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.


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


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[Takes long, refreshing drag from cigarette]


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

Margaritas will be the drink of choice, of course.


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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:


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


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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?


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Some of the finest cosmonauts in the world are russian.


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Is there anything that pretzels can’t do?


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i like your reasoning. i’m in!


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http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124


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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.


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This new diet is going to be fun!


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So…we stopped farming dairy tigers when we realized they’d take all our GPU neural net duties?
https://www.popsugar.com/food/What-Leche-de-Tigre-Tiger-Milk-10881673 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…