Latest Sodium Study? Take It With A Grain of Salt

It’s long been known that eating too much salt will raise your blood pressure, but a comprehensive global study now says that too little salt in your diet also can harm your heart health.

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Why Too Much Salt Could Be Extra Harmful For Diabetics

A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Are the CDC’s Salt Guidelines Too Low?

Don’t toss out your salt shaker just yet: A new analysis from Denmark finds current recommended salt guidelines may be too low.

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3 Foods That Have Way More Salt Than You Think

You probably know that consuming too much salt can lead to bloating and high blood pressure, but do you really know which foods to watch out for? Take our quiz to find out.

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Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt

Americans’ love of salt has continued unabated in the 21st century, putting people at risk for high blood pressure, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

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Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger

The high salt content of fizzy medications like Alka-Seltzer could pose a threat to people with heart disease, according to a new study. The researchers want consumers to be aware of how much salt certain over-the-counter drugs contain. In some cases, the salt content of a day’s worth of tablets exceeds American Heart Association guidelines for daily salt intake — and that’s without taking a single bite of food.

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Typical Restaurant Meal Delivers Day’s Worth of Fat, Salt, Calories

The next time you sit down at your favorite local eatery, ponder this: Two new studies find that the average restaurant meal provides diners with most of the calories, fats and salt they require for the entire day. The authors of both reports said these excesses can make restaurants unhealthy places to eat, adding to the obesity epidemic and increasing diners’ risk for heart disease.

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Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide

Overabundant salt intake was a factor in nearly 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related causes that occurred worldwide in 2010, according to a new study. That number represents 15 percent of all heart-related deaths that year, the researchers said.

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Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Eating lots of foods loaded with salt may do more than raise your blood pressure: Researchers report that it could also contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, where the body’s immune system mistakenly mounts an attack upon some part of the body. Three new studies suggest salt may be a prime suspect in a wide range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine).

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Cutting Salt Could Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade

Reducing salt in Americans’ diets would save hundreds of thousands of lives over 10 years, according to a new study. Excess salt, the primary source of sodium, contributes to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, the leading killer in the United States.

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