Dieting To Control Salt Health News

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Healthy Eating Benefits Heart Failure Patients, Study Says

Low-sodium diet lowered high blood pressure after 3 weeks

Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Researchers found a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cut risk by 15 percent

More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

It's important to resist these cravings, study author says

Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

Health Tip: Choose Low-Sodium Foods

Even convenience fare includes healthier options

Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

Southern Diet Might Explain the 'Stroke Belt'

Study found those who ate fried, salty foods and processed meats were more likely to have strokes

Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study

But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests

Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure

But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

Health Tip: Add Flavor, Without Salt, to Your Food

Here are low- and no-sodium seasoning options

Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas

International chains sell same items abroad but with less sodium, study finds

Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive

New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

Eating Out Doesn't Have to Mean Excess Calories

Choose grilled over fried foods, and hold the cheese, mayo and creamy salad dressings

Socioeconomic Status Main Predictor of Health Habits: Study

Race, ethnicity not necessarily behind disparities in weight, exercise and diet

Heart-Healthy DASH Diet May Help Teen Girls Stay Slim

Study found those who most closely followed eating plan showed least gains in body mass index

Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease

But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Researchers find a 61% increased risk among those who drink daily

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function

Was associated with more heart rate variability in study

Experts Urge FDA to Lower Salt in American Diet

U.S. panel says agency should cut levels slowly over next decade to protect public health

For Lower Blood Pressure, Low-Carb Diet May Be Best

But for weight loss alone, other plans also work well, studies find

Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

Healthy Diet, Exercise Keeps Mind Sharp As You Age

New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity are protective

Vegetable Amino Acid Lowers Blood Pressure

Get plenty of it in your diet, researchers say

Americans Score Low on Healthy Lifestyle

Too many rely on drugs to fix what healthy living would cure, researcher says

DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health

Diet to lower blood pressure may also cut risk of heart failure, research shows

Health Tip: Use Less Salt in Your Diet

It can help lower your blood pressure

Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease

Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

Substitutions Make Holiday Fare Healthier

Altering recipes to cut fat, salt a quick fix without losing taste, experts say

High Sodium Levels Don't Raise Blood Pressure

Study did find connection between salt intake and diabetes incidence

Salt Contributes to Resistant High Blood Pressure

People with elevated readings should restrict their salt intake, experts say

Keep a Food Diary, Lose Twice as Much Weight

Logging intake makes you think about what you eat, study finds

Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart

Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

Cutting Back on Salt Cuts Down on Sodas With Kids

British researchers suggest reductions could lower chances of heart disease, diabetes

Love Salty Foods? You May Have Been Born With Low Blood Sodium

And that might leave you susceptible to weight gain, study suggests

Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

Boost Your Health With Spices

Substituting herbs for salts and fats contributes to a better diet, expert says

Iodine Deficiency, Overload a Tricky Balance

Too much of the nutrient can cause thyroid trouble, study shows

Salt Initiative Backed by Health Professionals

But call for warning labels on high-salt foods draws fire from food industry

Study Acquits Heartburn's Usual Suspects

Finds coffee, tea, alcohol aren't culprits, but salt is

Minerals Worth Their Salt to Curb Hypertension

More calcium, potassium counteract effects of high sodium

DASH Diet Halts Hypertension

Lowers blood pressure through natural diuretic effect, study finds

Moderate Lifestyle Changes Control Hypertension

Study finds determination works without drastic measures

Keeping the Pressure Down

Losing weight and reducing salt intake helps seniors control high blood pressure