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Hypertension, a condition which affects 7.4 million Canadians, increases the risk for non-communicable disease (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes.  Together, NCDs are the leading causes of death in Canada.

Dietary risk constitutes that largest preventable risk factor for all premature death, death, and disability in Canada.   It is responsible for an estimated 805 of hypertension.

Interventions to improve Canadians’ diets needs to be a priority for all sectors and organizations whose mandate involves the health of Canadians.   Developing and implementing policies that improve the way unhealthy food is produced, marketing and sold is needed to improve Canadian’s diets, reduce diet-related risk factors and diseases.

This site is dedicated to the promotion, advocacy and advancement of effective policies to successfully address unhealthy diet.

DASH Diet Wins Best Overall Diet

For many, the new year means making healthy eating resolutions. Adopting a quick-fix diet is tempting for those with a busy life, but it doesn’t usually last very long. For those who are interested in changing their eating… Read More

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Can having a sweet tooth lead to heart disease?

According to a New York Times article on sugar, fat, and heart disease, the answer to that question is yes. Too much sugar can indeed increase cardiovascular disease risk. However, over the years, the cause of heart disease… Read More

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Portuguese Society of Hypertension publishes Expert Panel Report on Sodium Reduction

The Portuguese Society of Hypertension (PSH) has been leading the fight against elevated salt consumption in Portugal for 10 years. Portugal currently has among the highest average salt consumption in Europe per citizen (approximately 10.7g/day), and this runs concurrently with… Read More

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