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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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Salt and Health Newsletter

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

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 »

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Preventing Iodine Deficiency Disorders

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.