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Weight, not salt affects blood pressure

The September edition of the American Journal of Hypertension has an Interesting opening in a Commentary by Asayama, Stolarz-Skezypek, Persu and Staessen. “Until recently, the salt debate remained dominated by a select group of highly vocal global leaders whose goal is to impose their views through an unbalanced interpretation of so-called compelling evidence.” There are… Read more »

Setting the Record Straight on Salt Consumption

Setting the Record Straight on Salt Consumption Is it sodium or is it salt? Is it grams, millimoles, ounces, milligrams or teaspoons? There are so many variations in the terms used in the ongoing salt debate, it’s no wonder that consumers are totally confused. It’s time to set the record straight. Salt is a molecule… Read more »

Current Level of Salt Consumption Safest

Research Finds Current Level of Salt Consumption Safest The most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (August 14, 2014) highlighted the latest research on the impact of sodium (salt) consumption. The first study by Mente A, O’Donnell MJ, Rangarajan S, et al., entitled, “Association of Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion with Blood… Read more »

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Kids and nutritionists reject new school lunches

Good nutrition for school children is a priority that everyone can support but not everyone can agree on the best way to achieve it. Recent changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture require schools drastically alter their programs in ways that are hard to meet. Children in particular are rejecting the new meals in droves,… Read more »

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