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Salt Institute Letter to USDA and HHS on Dietary Guidelines

October, 2011 The Honorable Tom Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20250 The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Re: Requests for Withdrawal of Sodium Dietary Guideline Provisions,… Read more »

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Wisdom of the body controls our consumption

Wisdom of the body controls our consumption Human salt consumption over the last 5 decades has been remarkably similar all around the world, regardless of location, culture and economic circumstance.   The latest research demonstrated that this narrow range of consumption is determined by human physiologic needs rather than environmental factors. And this is a good… 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 »


Policy not backed by research

Policy not backed by research In a letter to the journal Science, the public health policy wonks at Columbia University pull no punches in describing how the well-known anti-salt advocacy groups have negatively over-reacted to the recent IOM report on the consequences of sodium reduction. More than anything, this over-reaction has revealed that the issue… Read more »


Food for thought: cutting back on salt may cause you to eat more

But what if eating less salt also increases your weight by making you eat more?  “Over the past 30 years, an interesting phenomenon has occurred: the rates of obesity have dramatically gone up but the amount of salt we consume has remained fairly stable,” Read the full article