Taking the Daily Express’ health reporting with a large pinch of salt
WHAT is the cure for High blood pressure. On April 4, 2013, the Daily Express led with “CURE FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE”. The paper had “five easy steps can keep the kill condition”.
Keeping active, slashing salt intake, eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, cutting down on alcohol and not smoking all cut the chances of developing the deadly condition.
Salt intake. But Joe Willey had already told readers on July 6, 2011:
Salt is safe to eat – and cutting our daily intake does nothing to lower the risk of suffering from heart disease
Also in the Express:
April 5, 2013: “Cutting back on salt key to saving lives”
March 22, 2013: “Salt blamed for 2.3m heart deaths in a year”
September 21, 2012: “SALT is effective in helping to ease a number of health complaints and has been used as a therapy for more than 200 years.”
Such are the facts.