Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

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Attempts to change standards for school foods stalled

Attempts to change standards that make school foods healthier stalled out this summer in both chambers of Congress leaving the current guidelines in place as the school year begins. While the House Appropriations Committee approved language in their version of …

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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,

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heartburn? Hardly. Under an hour later, his life-threatening problem was resolved

John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken

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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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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