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 »
The Salt and Health Newsletter is an occasional publication of Salt Institute, the world’s foremost authority on salt. It’s time for Science to Drive the Guidelines (2011) Salt and Aging (2011) It’s Your RAS (2011) Salt and Fitness (2010) Salt Makes Bitter Better (2010) Salt Appetite (2010) The Mediterranean Diet (2009) The Toxicity of Salt… Read more »
Long awaited IOM released The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the long awaited report on the review of evidence concerning the consequences of sodium reduction. Their conclusion was that the current recommendations for drastic salt reductions, down to 1,500 mg sodium per day, were inappropriate and could increase the risks to health for some…. Read more »
Health Policy experts speak out against government concealment of evidence in salt debate For more than a decade, that the dialogue on salt has been manipulated by Government Public Health Agencies. Now, the most distinguished health policy experts are speaking out. Ronald Bayer and colleagues from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health,… Read more »
England is a first-world country in which severe iodine deficiency is rare. However, a May 2013 study published in the prestigious journal Lancet found that even mild maternal iodine deficiency is associated with reduced I.Q. at age 8. Read more.
A report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) finds no evidence that drastically reducing salt, and the sodium it contains, in individuals’ diets reduces the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, or death. Click here to view the entire article.