Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

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Sodium in a child’s urine may indicate high blood pressure later, study says

Measuring sodium in a child’s urine may help doctors identify those at risk for having high blood pressure later in life, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. In a …

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Sodium reduction recommended, despite new study conclusions

People should continue to lower their sodium intake to improve their health despite new research questioning the effectiveness of large-scale sodium-reduction efforts, said Elliott Antman, M.D., the president-elect

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SimpleScience@Heart Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt

No matter where you live, you’re probably eating way more salt than you should. Seventy-five percent of the world’s population eats nearly twice the recommended amount of salt per

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Look out for hidden sodium in processed foods

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that all Americans consume no more than 1,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day, more than twice our average intake of 3,400

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Exploring the Unfamiliar

The next time you tell someone that you’re on a low-sodium diet and they respond with something like, “that must be so flavorless,” I want you to ask

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Finding Flavor Beyond the Shaker

For the next three weeks, the American Heart Association challenges you to kick back on the salt. But that doesn't mean three weeks of eating boring, bland food.

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3-Week Sodium Swap Challenge Begins Today!

Sodium is a major culprit in the growing epidemic of high blood pressure in our country, with 30 percent of adults believed to have borderline or prehypertension and