Category Archives: Nutrition: Salt

Can salt kill you? Or save you?

Is complying with the recommendations of sodium intake beneficial for health in individuals at high cardiovascular risk? Findings from the PREDIMED study1,2,3,4,5 Jordi Merino, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Miguel A Martínez-González, Dolores Corella, Ramon Estruch, Montserrat Fitó, Emilio Ros, Fernando Arós, Mònica … Continue reading

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Blame Salty Food, Not Seasonal Stress or Even High Blood Pressure, for That Holiday Headache

A study published Dec. 11 in the journal BMJ Open shows diets high in salty foods are a major culprit in headaches, which plague nearly half of all adults. The salt/headache connection may be independent of the well-established link between … Continue reading

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Salt intake monitorable via electronic device

Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014. The Family Sodium Watcher Program (Family SWAP) focuses on a … Continue reading

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Sandwiches may be a source of too much dietary salt

(Reuters Health) - Americans consume too much sodium, according to current guidelines, and much of the excess may be hidden in our sandwiches, researchers say. Based on national survey data depicting American eating habits over the course of a single … Continue reading

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Sandwiches are unhealthy, and here’s why

Philadelphia, PA, October 6, 2014 – Sandwiches make up a substantial part of the American diet and are a significant contributor to daily energy and sodium intake. By closely analyzing data from the federal nationwide dietary intake survey known as … Continue reading

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Salt plus smoking raises rheumatoid arthritis risk

(Reuters Health) - Eating a diet high in salt may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis among smokers, according to a large study from Sweden. Researchers set out to see if a salty diet might be linked to the onset … Continue reading

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Salt influence on BP ‘statistically insignificant’

A new study published in American Journal of Hypertension finds evidence that increased Body Mass Index, age, and non-sodium dietary factors are much more closely related to increases in systolic blood pressure than sodium intake. The study, “Relationship between nutrition … Continue reading

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High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

Previous research has indicated that salt may alter the autoimmune response, which is implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), but it is not clear if it has any direct effect on the course of the disease itself. The … Continue reading

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Social inequalities in salt consumption remain

People from low socio-economic positions in Britain still eat more salt than those from higher socio-economic positions, irrespective of where they live. A paper published in the BMJ Open journal and led by Warwick Medical School suggests social inequalities in … Continue reading

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Salt contributes to 1,650,000 deaths globally each year

BOSTON — More than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 2.0g (2,000mg) per day, researchers have found in a new analysis evaluating populations across 187 countries. The … Continue reading

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Too LITTLE salt also harmful

Newswise — HAMILTON, ON, Aug. 14, 2014 — Two reports from a global collaborative study involving hundreds of investigators from 18 countries published today in the New England Journal of Medicine are shaking up conventional wisdom around salt consumption. The … Continue reading

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6 Foods and Beverages That Can Age Your Skin

There’s a reason why your skin feels a little off after a series of holiday parties, BBQs, or mojito-filled beach days: “What you eat affects your skin—for better or worse,” says Ariel Ostad, MD, fellow of the American Academy of … Continue reading

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High-Salt Diet Doubles Threat of Cardiovascular Disease in People with Diabetes

Newswise — Washington, DC—People with Type 2 diabetes who eat a diet high in salt face twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less sodium, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal … Continue reading

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