Model forecasts ‘substantial’ health benefits from small cut in salt intake

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For every gram of salt that Americans cut from their diets every day, there would be 200,000 fewer deaths over a decade, researchers said Wednesday. “A very modest decrease in the amount of salt — hardly detectable in the taste of food — can have dramatic health benefits for the U.S.,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo,… [Continue Reading]

Heart Attack Entrées and Side Orders of Stroke

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Overly Salty Restaurant Meals Present Long-Term Health Risks for All, and Immediate Danger for Some WASHINGTON—Unsafe levels of sodium chloride, or salt, in chain restaurant meals increase one’s chance of developing hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nonprofit food safety and nutrition watchdog… [Continue Reading]