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Sugar Not Salt Causes High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

Journals from BMJ Press Release: 10 December 2014 OPEN HEART Added sugars likely to have greater role than salt in high blood pressure and heart disease Dietary guidelines should focus more on sugar, and less on salt, say doctors Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure… Read more »

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FDA should cease attempt at regulating salt

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014 Alexandria, VA—Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. However the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of… Read more »

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Salt Institute: FDA should cease attempt at regulating salt

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2014 Alexandria, VA—Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. However the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of… Read more »

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Salt reduces stress

Feeling blue? Maybe you’re not eating enough salt, say scientists People may crave salt because it helps stave off depression, according to new Israeli research. By Andrew Tobin | Haaretz | May 7, 2014 Humans consume more sodium than any other animal, eating salt with almost every meal. But unlike the other basic tastes –… Read more »

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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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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The healthy Mediterranean diet

The benefits of enjoying the healthy Mediterranean diet With warmer weather, more people turn to fun outdoor activities, especially after a long cold winter. Diet and exercise are the key ingredients of a healthy lifestyle, and fresh salads and other summertime delicacies abound. One particularly healthful diet trend is the Mediterranean diet, so named after… 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 »