Desalting som tum, the silent killer

09.03.2019 - 10:23

Researchers tackle the scourge of 'pla ra' by experimenting with low-sodium versions of the fermented fish in papaya salad to reduce heart disease in the Northeast


A 50-year-old som tum (papaya salad) vendor who works outside some flats in Din Daeng in Bangkok was stunned when her medical check-up three years ago revealed she suffered from high blood pressure, which prompted doctors to advise her to urgently cut back on her sodium intake.

(Health, Thailand)

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