Cutting back on salt bad for you?

November 9, 2011 6:47:39 PM PST
Cutting down on salt intake could actually have some harmful side effects.

After reviewing more than 160 studies, researchers determined that while reducing sodium helps lower blood pressure it can also increase cholesterol and unhealthy blood fats.

But, don't start freely pouring on the salt just yet.

Critics of the new research say it's flawed, because it relies on too many small, short-term studies.