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Salt Intake

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...

Recent Controversy Over Reducing Sodium Intake

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Rigid exclusion of all sodium from our diet is difficult to do and could conceivably be harmful. Moderation can only help and will not hurt us. The goal of reducing salt intake should not be cast aside.

How Much Should Americans Cut Back On Salt?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it's not clear whether...

Transform 6 Favorite Salty Meals For Better Health

Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for YouBeauty.com You're probably already taking steps to limit salt intake if you have high blood pressure. The truth is,...

Sound Mind Sound Body: From Childhood to Adulthood

David Kirsch | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

As a followup to my "Cooking Healthy for Kid" post, a critical study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on children's over-consumption of salt raises red flags for me.

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.

8 Foods With More Salt Than Potato Chips

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living

You probably already know that a diet too high in salt can increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and dying from other heart...

Madeline Sharples: How Lunching With Old Friends Revealed Surprise Lessons About That Old Warning -- Hold The Salt

Red Room | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

I want my friends to be around for more of our traditional group lunches and dinners. So I hope they'll join me in paying a very small price for a normal blood pressure rate -- eat less salt. Luckily, I got into the habit early.

Reducing Salt Can Save Lives

Nalini Saligram | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Nalini Saligram

Let us dispel any confusion there may be. There is a direct relationship between salt and hypertension -- and hypertension leads to cardiovascular disease.

Why You Love French Fries

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.09.2011 | Home

No one can resist a good, crisp, fresh, hot, salty french fry. A new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, may have figured out just why...

Gov't To Certain Americans: Eat Only A Half Teaspoon Of Sodium Per Day

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — You should eat less salt, the government says. A lot less. It won't be easy. Consumers will need help from food companies if they ...

Salt Reduction Coming For Groceries, Restaurants

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Sixteen food companies plan to cut the amount of salt in bacon, flavored rice and dozens of other products as part of a national effo...

Reducing Salt to Protect against Heart Attacks and Strokes

Dr. John Salerno | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Salerno

Americans consume roughly twice the recommended limit of salt each day, causing widespread high blood pressure and placing millions at risk of heart attack and stroke.