High salt intake directly linked to stroke and cardiovascular disease

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BMJ Press Release: 25 November 2009 Research: Salt intake, stroke, and cardiovascular disease: meta-analysis of prospective studies Editorial: The case for population-wide salt reduction gets stronger High salt intake is associated with significantly greater risk of both stroke and cardiovascular disease, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The link between high salt intake and… [Continue Reading]

Canadians want salt, food makers tell MPs

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Canadians are to blame for the excessive sodium in everything from frozen dinners to breakfast cereal, according to major food manufacturers under increasing political pressure to cut salt in their products. Read more. The Globe and Mail’s copyright policy restricts posting of this article. Read the original article here.

Canadians finding it tough to shake the salt habit

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Canadians know that too much salt isn’t good for their diets, but half still continue to shake it on, according to a new study by University of Alberta researchers. In a survey of 890 people measuring knowledge and behaviours regarding sodium intake, U of A nutrition researchers Anna Farmer and Diana Mager discovered that the… [Continue Reading]

Is your pasta sauce ‘Full of it’? It’s hard to tell.

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New research carried out by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) shows that many pasta sauces on sale in the UK, particularly some branded products and those fronted by celebrity chefs, contain much higher amounts of salt than others [1]. The Food Standards Agency’s salt campaign encourages consumers to read the labels, and see… [Continue Reading]