salt - what do we know?
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8218) 3 months ago
“If you eat a lot of salt — sodium chloride — you will become thirsty and drink water, diluting your blood enough to maintain the proper concentration of sodium. Ultimately you will excrete much of the excess salt and water in urine.
The theory is intuitive and simple. And it may be completely wrong.”

Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong
--Gina Kolata
NYT
MAY 8, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2...d=fb-share
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13335) 3 months ago
Cool study. I'm curious how this might impact livestock water and watering regimes. Could we increase the resilience of livestock in dryer conditions by selecting genetically for cattle that consume a higher level of salt? Does salt intake have markers in the genetic biome?

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (8/6/2017 9:35:44 AM)]
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