Thursday 31 Jul 2014

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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 risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and other major health …

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Transforming Chinese takeout to be both healthy and tasty

  Fresh ginger and garlic sizzle immediately once they hit the oil. Vibrating as they cook, the spices tinge the air. The smell is often a lovely partner to Chinese

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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

A doctor tackles her own blood pressure

Dr. Beth Piraino was more accustomed to treating patients than being one. But that changed four years after she checked her blood pressure and realized she was in

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Lowering blood pressure requires more than one ‘miracle’ food

Faster than a speeding blender. Able to lower blood pressure with a single smoothie. Look! Up in the farmers market. It’s kale. It’s beetroot. It’s superfood! Not exactly. The news has

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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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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 17 days before co-chairing Heart Walk, he underwent open-heart surgery

As a father, husband, businessman and co-chair of the 2012 Heart Walk in Lincoln, Neb., Craig Gies kept plenty busy. He was so busy that about two weeks before

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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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Big changes in store for food labels

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades proposed sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods at a White House announcement on Thursday. The

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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