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Sodium Intake

What's So Bad About Too Much Salt?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the global hypertension epidemic.

The Truth About Salt And Your Body

Posted 11.14.2013 | OWN

By Melinda Wenner Moyer Salt has long been one of the great villains of the American diet, and the rules of engagement have come down to one ra...

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.

5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While some habits are commonly accepted as unhealthy, there are other everyday behaviors that don't seem harmful but in actuality may be damaging your body. Could you be harming your kidneys without realizing it?

7 Food Swaps Science Says You Should Make Right Now

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

There's a lot of confusing information about food out there. Here are seven easy changes you can make today to help settle some of these health questions in your life, and start on the path to a longer, healthier life.

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...

To Salt Or Not To Salt?

Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

Scientists have been debating sodium intake's relation to health for decades. One study says salt reduction is the key to hypertension reduction; anot...