Scientific uncertainty on salt concealed

Title: Salt And Public Health: Contested Science And The Challenge Of Evidence-Based Decision Making

Author: Ronald Bayer, David Merritt Johns and Sandro Galea

Source: Health Affairs. (2012); 31(12):2738-2746
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/12/2738.abstract

Brief: This excellent study concludes that the long-term concealment of scientific uncertainty in the salt-health debate has been a mistake that has served neither the ends of science nor good policy. The article poses questions that arise from the salt/health debate and frames the challenges of formulating evidence-based public health practice and policy, particularly when the evidence is contested.

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