Salt and Sodium News

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9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/2/2014
Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

8/29/2014
Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

8/13/2014
Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions?

Too little sodium can harm heart, study suggests

7/22/2014
High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

5/29/2014
More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

5/27/2014
Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

5/16/2014
People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'

Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

4/15/2014
Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

3/20/2014
Salt's Harm Evident in Heavy Teens, Study Finds

Cellular changes seen in 14- to 18-year-olds

3/17/2014
Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids

Study also suggests that children's growth and development affect their choices

3/3/2014
Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones

Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

2/3/2014
U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study

Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts

12/19/2013
Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say

12/6/2013
Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More

Following a healthy diet runs about $1.50 more a day than junk food, study finds

11/27/2013
Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests

One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt

Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

10/2/2013
Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report

Average entree still has same number of calories, only tiny drop in salt content, researchers say

8/12/2013
Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease

Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

7/15/2013
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

6/10/2013
Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students

5/15/2013
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

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

5/14/2013
Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report

But too little salt may also cause health problems, report authors add

5/13/2013
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts

Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

5/8/2013
Fast Food Hasn't Gotten Much Healthier, Study Says

Researchers analyzed 14 years of menus from familiar U.S. chains

4/5/2013
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

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

3/21/2013
Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide

Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

3/21/2013
Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study

Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

3/6/2013
Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

2/11/2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

1/12/2013
Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

1/4/2013
Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake

Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

12/25/2012
Holidays Spell Trouble for Folks Unaware They're Diabetic

High-salt, high-fat foods may put these people at risk for heart attack, stroke

12/10/2012
Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages

10/3/2012
'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

9/21/2012
Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds

Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

9/17/2012
Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study

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

9/12/2012
Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says

This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

9/10/2012
Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study

Patients with low sodium levels in the blood also had more complications such as infections

7/17/2012
Sodium Buildup in Brain Linked to Disability in MS Patients

Those with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis have high levels of the mineral, study says

7/10/2012
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

6/18/2012
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

4/19/2012
Health Tip: Add Flavor, Without Salt, to Your Food

Here are low- and no-sodium seasoning options

4/16/2012
Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas

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

3/29/2012
Health Tip: Diabetics, Avoid Too Much Salt

Suggestions to help you cut back

3/14/2012
Doctors Likely to Preach What They Practice

Those with healthy behaviors more inclined to recommend patients make lifestyle changes: study

3/13/2012
Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets

Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

2/7/2012
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

12/20/2011
Early Food Choices Seem to Influence Taste for Salt Later

Infants fed starchy foods at 6 months of age tended to prefer salty flavor by preschool: study

11/22/2011
How Much Salt Is Best for the Heart?

New study shows fine balance: too much or too little raises death, hospitalization risk