LIFESTYLE

Cut Back on Salt?

Low-salt salt!

Medical lore, for at least half a century, has decreed that a reduced-salt diet is heart-healthy. This piece of medical mythology seems about to be reversed, as was the fate of dietary cholesterol. A recent article in the prestigious medical journal Lancet seems to show that the medical profession has got this reduced salt business exactly backwards.

Chronic Stress Causes Cancer

Chronic Stress Causes Cancer

Persistent stress increases the risk of both cancer and heart disease significantly. The reason is simple: stress refocuses the immune system on immediate threats at the expense of long term ones.