Choose to eat less salt, and reduce your risk of having a stroke

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World Action on Salt and Health is helping in the battle to reduce the amount of salt eaten by people all over the world by raising awareness on the harmful effects of too much salt in the diet. WASH will be holding its 5th World Salt Awareness Week, running from 26th March – 1st April… [Continue Reading]

Stroke the focus of World Salt Awareness Week

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The link between dietary sodium, hypertension and stroke is the focus of World Salt Awareness Week from March 26 to April 1. More than 20 countries around the world are part of the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) effort to reduce dietary sodium and save lives. Sodium raises blood pressure, which is the… [Continue Reading]

Ontario Sodium Summit shakes things up

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Despite the federal government’s recent rejection of proposals by provincial and territorial health ministers to reduce sodium in the Canadian diet, implementation of some of the proposals has been initiated – at least in Ontario.  On February 16th and 17th the Ontario Medical Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Ottawa Heart Institute convened a two-day… [Continue Reading]