AA>Industry pressures had kept salt seeming benign Not here; supermarkets and bakers here have been cutting the amount of salt since before 2000 and McDonalds has too. AA> It would be helpful to see who funded this study Presumably someone who didn't mind the research team leader news/yahoo>(cautioning) against taking large amounts of dark soya sauce >because of its high salt content, which could lead to high blood pressure. ----- Original Message ----- From: Andy Amago To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 3:42 AM Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Soya Sauce According to Wikipedia, they're the same. Personally, I think the excessive salt would undo any benefits and could even be harmful. Salt has been definitively linked to high blood pressure, which is very bad. Industry pressures had kept salt seeming benign, but it's not. I would think eating tofu might afford far more benefits than soy sauce. The microorganisms in soy sauce might be what are conferring benefit, if in fact there is one. One food doesn't make a healthful diet in any case. It would be helpful to see who funded this study. Personally, I think soy is overrated. It's good, but not better than a lot of other foods. When used to replace meat, it's very good, but virtually any non-animal food that replaces meat would be.