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Study underscores excessive sodium consumption as global health problem

Excessive sodium consumption is having a dire health impact on people around the world, killing about 1.65 million people globally each year from related cardiovascular diseases and stroke, according to a new study released Thursday. The study published in the …

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American Heart Association launches new sodium reduction campaign

Americans have had a long love affair with salt, but it hasn’t been a very healthy relationship. Research shows that too much sodium in the diet can increase

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Government to issue guidelines for lowering sodium in foods

Food manufacturers and restaurants -- suppliers of three-fourths of the sodium in Americans’ diets -- may soon be asked by the government to lower sodium in their foods. The

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Reduced salt intake critical, American Heart Association says

New research questions the link between sodium consumption and health problems, but the American Heart Association reiterated Wednesday that the connection is well established and urged Americans to

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Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens

SAN FRANCISCO — Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging. “Lowering sodium intake, especially if you are overweight or

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Bread and cereal add the most salt to kids’ diets

Every day, children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt – with 36 percent of it coming from bread and cereal , according to a study published Monday. Excessive

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Heart-Check mark foods must meet new nutrition requirements

This week was the deadline for food companies to meet more stringent criteria limiting added sugar, sodium, total calories and raising minimum dietary fiber requirements for foods bearing the

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Overall heart-healthy diet is more important than occasional indulgences

The fourth in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Don’t sweat satisfying a sweet tooth every now and then. New cardiovascular

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An improved diet can also improve heart function, research shows

A specialized low-sodium diet can lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at the Heart Failure

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Experts continue to debate sodium in series of commentaries

Although most experts agree that Americans consume too much sodium and that lowering sodium is good for your heart, the debate over the specifics continue in a series