I thought this was interesting. I do not add salt to my food in general - I don't really like it. I suppose I've also had a view that excess salt is unhealthy .
This study casts doubt on that idea....
New study casts further doubt on risk of death from higher salt intake
May 15, 2008 – (BRONX, NY) – Contrary to long-held assumptions, high-salt diets may not increase the risk of death, according to investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. They reached their conclusion after examining dietary intake among a nationally representative sample of adults in the U.S. The Einstein researchers actually observed a significantly increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with lower sodium diets. They report their findings in the advance online edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.The junkfood science blog had a good post on this subject last year: Salt Shaking News