If you reduce the sodium content of cookies you bake (or talk someone into baking for you), they won't explode. I have data! We'll get back to this.
There seems to be debate these days about almost everything we thought we knew about nutrition and health. There is the argument that sugar, and more specifically fructose, is toxic and the one thing fundamentally wrong with the modern diet -- and there are opposing views, mine among them.
There is the argument that excess sodium may be the single most important liability of modern eating, accounting for some 150,000 deaths a year -- and opposing arguments. There are the time-honored arguments for the importance of the calorie, and arguments that calories don't really count.