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
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.