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Salt Diet

New Study Questions Need To Cut Salt, But Experts Raise Concerns About Findings

Associated Press | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume ...

Americans Are Caring Less About Salt

Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/15/2014 05:47 PM EDT on LiveScience Americans' interest in low-sodium foods has declined slightl...

Cutting Salt Could Save Half A Million Lives

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Feb 15 (Reuters) - The United States could prevent up to half a million deaths over the next decade if Americans cut their salt intake to within nat...

Low-Salt Diet Benefits Questioned In New Study | By Anne Harding | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Consuming less sodium has been shown to lower blood pressure, but for many people the health benefits this provides may be offset by a slight uptick i...

Cutting Salt Doesn't Mean You'll Live Longer: Study

Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living

In an analysis that set off a fierce debate over the health effects of salt, researchers said on Wednesday they had found no evidence that small cuts ...

Surprising Study Finds Downside To Low-Sodium Diet | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home

Doctors and public health officials have been telling us for years that eating too much sodium can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by rais...

Salt Is Risky, Even If Your Blood Pressure Is Normal

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Sodium is an important mineral that is essential for proper functioning of the human body -- however, the American diet contains dangerously high amounts of sodium, almost 80 percent of which comes from processed and restaurant foods.