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With a pinch of salt?

March 12, 2009

A salty story to add flavour to your Thursday:

Scientists suggest we may add extra salt to our food because it boosts our mood, even though we know too much is bad for us.

University of Iowa researchers writing in Psychology and Behavior say salt may act as a natural antidepressant.

Tests on rats by found those with a salt deficiency shied away from activities they normally enjoyed – a sign of depression.

via the BBC


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