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More than a pinch of salt could kill you

Please pass the salt. This is a common request during meal-times. There are people whose meals are not tasty enough without additional salt.

Interestingly, some add salt to food without first tasting it in the belief that the cook habitually seasons food with very little. Are you one of them?

According to a communiqué issued by the World Health Organisation last week, salt consumption raises blood pressure, causes hypertension, and increases the risk of premature death.

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