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Salt Health

The New York Times Bungles the Latest Salt Report

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Times not only fanned unfounded fears that cutting sodium is risky, but it failed to inform readers that vanishingly few Americans consume the very-low-sodium levels that the IOM considered.

We're Eating Way Too Much Salt

Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living

We are eating way too much salt. And it's killing us. That's the message from two new studies released Thursday, examining the amount of global ...

Confused About Salt?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The world's leading health authorities -- from the American Heart Association to the World Health Organization -- have urged people to cut back on salt (sodium). There simply is no controversy: Medical experts are nearly unanimous that we're eating too much salt.

Salt, Not So Bad for You After All?

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Yes, they agree, salt restriction may be a good idea if you already have high blood pressure or congestive heart failure. But for the rest of us? Previous scientific research has overestimated the effect of salt intake on healthy people ...

Americans Confused By Red Wine, Sea Salt

Slashfood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home

Ignorance is bliss, but it's not very good for your health. U.S. News Health reports that 76% of 1,000 American polled agreed with the statement "wine...

Salt: Who's the Boss of You?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Our salt intake is courtesy of processed foods which have salt engineered into them -- not from our own salt shaker. Nearly 80 percent of the salt in a typical American diet is put there by manufacturers, not us.

Past the Salt: Tips For Using Less Salt (PHOTOS)

Mary Ann Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann Esposito

We need salt in our diet to control fluid balance and the way our muscles and nerves function. But too much can throw everything out of whack. Here are five steps you can take to get past the salt.

Why Won't the Government Follow the FDA Suggestion Regarding Salt?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

The American Medical Association predicts that 150,000 lives could be saved each year, simply by cutting the sodium levels in processed and restaurant foods in half.