Salt and Sodium News

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Article Title
11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

10/20/2011
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns

Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

9/13/2011
Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites

New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

7/11/2011
Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It

Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

5/3/2011
Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease

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

4/25/2011
Many Americans Ill-Informed About Red Wine, Sea Salt: Survey

Confusion puts heart health at risk, experts say

4/5/2011
Health Tip: Cut Down on Sodium

And lower your risk of heart problems

3/25/2011
Taking Responsibility for Own Health Often Not Enough

Pennsylvania survey found 93% hold themselves accountable but 33% don't exercise

3/23/2011
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

2/9/2011
Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

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

11/20/2010
Study Sees Link Between Low Salt Levels, Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Researchers suggest screenings as a possible option

11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

10/20/2010
Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years

Intense efforts to limit sodium in U.S. diet aren't working, an expert says

10/14/2010
Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

10/4/2010
Health Tip: Cut Down on Sodium

Suggestions for eating less salt

9/21/2010
Counseling May Not Help Heart Failure Patients Comply With Rx

Many too overwhelmed to follow doctor's orders, experts say

6/24/2010
Most Americans Get Too Much Salt

Much of it comes from processed foods that don't taste salty, CDC experts say

1/20/2010
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

1/15/2010
Blacks With Diabetes Urged to Cut Calories, Salt

Dietary changes may stave off eye disease, research suggests

11/25/2009
Salt Really Does Boost Health Risks

Links to stroke, cardiovascular disease may make a case for population-wide reduction, review finds

7/27/2009
High-Salt Diet Dampens Effects of Blood Pressure Drugs

To avoid sodium in processed foods, experts advise reading food labels

5/11/2009
DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health

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

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/25/2009
Hidden Salt in Diet Haunts Many With Heart Failure

Study finds high sodium intake, despite efforts to cut back

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/19/2009
Yale Lab Discovers New Gene-Based Syndrome

Mutation affects kidneys, brain and inner ear, study finds

3/11/2009
Slight Cut in Salt Intake Would Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

Just 1 less gram a day could produce dramatic results, study says

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/10/2009
Health Tip: Use Less Salt in Your Diet

It can help lower your blood pressure

2/6/2009
Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

1/12/2009
Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease

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

12/29/2008
Gene Linked to High Blood Pressure Discovered

Variant seems to help regulate amount of sodium in the body

12/2/2008
High Salt Levels Common in Many Foods

Cereals, licorice, pancakes, among other products, home to sodium, study says

11/26/2008
Holiday Meals With a Calorie-Conscious Twist

Swapping out heavy ingredients can mean healthier eating without the guilt, experts say

11/22/2008
Substitutions Make Holiday Fare Healthier

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

10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

8/11/2008
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

6/4/2008
Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart

Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

1/8/2008
Health Tip: Low-Sodium Meals

Suggestions to lower your salt intake

11/23/2007
Saline Irrigation Eases Chronic Nasal Symptoms

Salt water rinse of the airway beats saline sprays at providing relief, study finds

9/6/2007
Cutting Salt Won't Affect Foods' Safety

High-sodium processed foods are major contributor to heart trouble, researchers note

8/25/2007
Make a New Assault on Salt

Most Americans get far too much than is healthy, experts say

7/7/2007
Heat-Related Illnesses Take the Fun Out of Sun

Using sunscreen, drinking water, covering up are just what the doctor orders

6/13/2007
Docs Should Tackle Patients' Problem Behaviors All at Once: Study

Issues like smoking, bad diets were better overcome that way, researchers say

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

1/24/2007
Love Salty Foods? You May Have Been Born With Low Blood Sodium

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

9/13/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Salt in Your Diet

It will help you avoid high blood pressure

6/28/2006
Iodine Deficiency, Overload a Tricky Balance

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

12/13/2005
Taste for Salt May Be Linked to Birth Weight

Finding could offer insights into blood-pressure treatment, researchers say

8/25/2005
Health Tip: Get Less Salt

How to cut down