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Send a loud and clear message!

July 2, 2016|8,338 Comments

Although there is a push by the FDA and other health organizations to reduce sodium in processed foods, manufacturers have been opposed to it. They contend that low-sodium products often don't fare well in the [...]

FDA to Reduce Sodium in Prepared Foods

June 1, 2016|10,262 Comments

FDA asking food manufacturers and restaurants to voluntarily lower the amount of sodium in their products and prepared food.  At least 70% of the sodium we consume comes from processed foods, making it difficult for consumers [...]

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Americans Exceed Recommended Sodium Intake

January 8, 2016|7,151 Comments

Hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, occurs among 29% of U.S. adults, and lowering excess sodium intake can reduce blood pressure. Eighty-nine percent of adults and over 90% of children exceeded recommendations for sodium [...]

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High Blood Pressure Risk Higher in Obese Under 65

December 15, 2015|1,377 Comments

The risk for high blood pressure is greater for obese and overweight people younger than 65. Individuals 65 and older, weight had little to do with systolic blood pressure. Researchers examined whether race and [...]

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Skipping Breakfast May Increase Stroke Risk

November 30, 2015|3,053 Comments

In a Japanese study participants were followed for 15 years… Japanese adults who never ate breakfast had a higher risk for stroke. The eating habits of more than 82,000 Japanese men and women, aged 45 - 74, were [...]

Kidney Stones on the Rise

November 17, 2015|546 Comments

Researchers analyzed data for nearly 153,000 South Carolina children and adults with kidney stones. They saw the greatest increase in kidney stones (26%) in 15-19 year olds. Researchers believe this may be attributable to increased sodium intake, decreased calcium intake, [...]

The Preventable Epidemic

September 26, 2014|402 Comments

If you think hypertension, or high blood pressure, is of no concern to you, think again. Nearly one-fourth of all adults − 50 million − have hypertension and another 45 million are considered prehypertensive (at risk of [...]

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Finland Success at Reducing Salt

March 18, 2013|7,088 Comments

Since Finland’s campaign in the early 1970s to reduce salt intake, daily consumption has dropped by 3,000 mg a day in men and women, with a corresponding decline in death rates from stroke and coronary [...]

Salt Reduction Can Save Lives

December 12, 2012|8,342 Comments

A small, steady reduction of sodium in the American diet could save up to 500,000 lives over the next decade. A more rapid reduction could save even more lives – as many as 850,000. Hypertension