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The Truth About Salt And Your Body

The Huffington Post November 13, 2013 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 rather bland pronouncement: Eat less of it. This, of course, is easier said than done. On average, adults consume 3,463 milligrams of… Read more »

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The incomparable Mediterranean Diet

The incomparable Mediterranean Diet   Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, an analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence… Read more »

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Reducing salt in food ‘makes no sense’

Reducing salt in food ‘makes no sense’ At the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2013 Congress, researchers from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, found that only certain subgroups will actually experience benefits from restricting the sodium in their diet and concluded that the sweeping recommendations to reduce salt were pointless. A report on this work by… Read more »

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The Salt Institute is dedicated to advancing the many benefits of salt, particularly to ensure winter roadway safety, quality water and healthy nutrition. The benefits of salt, or sodium chloride, have been known to man for thousands of years as evidenced by ancient salt mines the world over. At the Salt Institute we receive many… Read more »

Senator Harkin’s “HeLP America Act” Wrong on Salt Reduction

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2013   Contact: 703-549-4648 Morton Satin, morton@saltinstitute.org Lori Roman, lori@saltinstitute.org Salt Institute cites research against sodium reduction efforts Alexandria, VA—Legislation recently introduced by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), the “Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention America Act” (HeLP America Act), threatens to endanger the public’s health by placing legal limits on the… Read more »

CDC Misleads Public with Inconclusive Study

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2012   Contact: Morton Satin, 703-549-4648, morton@saltinstitute.org CDC Misleads Public with Inconclusive Study on Salt and Children Salt Institute Cites Report’s own Caveats Alexandria, VA—A recent paper from the CDC on childhood salt consumption and blood pressure (Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure Among U.S. Children and Adolescents) misleads the public by relying on false… Read more »

Salt and Heart Failure

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2012   Contact: Morton Satin, 703-549-4648, morton@saltinstitute.org Researchers Find Low Salt Diets Increase Mortality Salt Institute CitesNew report in the British Medical Journal Alexandria, VA—Once again, a respected medical journal has published a paper demonstrating that low salt diets cause more sickness and death than regular salt consumption. In the… Read more »

U.S. Dietary Guidelines Harming Elderly

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2012   Contact: Morton Satin, 703-549-4648, morton@saltinstitute.org Alexandria, VA—The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) recently banned salt shakers from programs that serve meals to the elderly. According to John Ratliff, Assistant Chief for Communications and Government Outreach at ODA, state agencies like his are required to ensure compliance with the… Read more »