Hospital patient menus contain “unacceptable” levels of dietary sodium, study finds


A study of food served to patients in three Ontario acute-care hospitals found 100 per cent of bedside meals had more than the recommended daily intake of sodium, according a report published online July 16 in the Archives of Internal Medicine. “We found sodium levels in hospital meals to be unacceptably high,” says Dr. JoAnne… [Continue Reading]

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


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]

High salt intake directly linked to stroke and cardiovascular disease


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 today. The link between high salt intake and… [Continue Reading]

Canadians finding it tough to shake the salt habit


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]

Dietary sodium contributes to 17,000 cases a year of stroke and heart disease in Canada, study says

(Release) Previous research from this group shows similar reductions in sodium could eliminate 30 per cent of hypertension among Canadian adults and save the health-care system $430- $540 million a year just in reduced hypertension treatment costs. “It is critical that government and the food industry effectively collaborate to reduce the amount of sodium that… [Continue Reading]

Stroke researchers applaud recommendations in ‘Food Guide’ to reduce salt intake

Download Release   For the first time, Canada’s ‘Food Guide’ sends a strong message about the health risks associated with over-consumption of salty foods and the impact on public health, says the Scientific Director of the Canadian Stroke Network. “This is important recognition that excess sodium consumption contributes to high-blood pressure, the leading risk factor… [Continue Reading]

Salt consumption, poor diet leading to ‘storm’ of health issues


Download Release Calgary researcher pushes stroke prevention message Calgary physician and disease prevention guru Dr. Norm Campbell laughs when he’s called a ‘shaker’ in the fight again salt. But there’s no denying that, in recent months, his campaign against the insidious white ‘toxin’ has made headlines across the country. Along with colleagues at the Canadian… [Continue Reading]