Research proves high sodium consumption is harmful, even without hypertension

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A paper called “Dietary Sodium and Health: More Than Just Blood Pressure” has linked high sodium consumption to negative health consequences, even where blood pressure remains at a healthy level overall. Periodic increases in blood pressure caused by… Read More

Meta-analysis links Sodium and CVD mortality in general population

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A meta-analysis of 11 studies with a total of 228,785 participants is the most recent of its kind to link higher sodium (Na) intake with higher CVD mortality. A meta-regression analysis showed that for every increase of 10 mmol/d… Read More

High Blood Pressure in Kids has Adult Implications

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World Salt Awareness Week will take place from March 16-22, 2015. This welcome message from the Chairman of World Action on Salt and Health explains why this year’s campaign focuses on an unexpected audience: children.  

The U.S. should follow Canada’s lead on Hypertension treatment, says study author


Calgary, AB, February 3, 2015 – Many eligible adults remain untreated for hypertension in the United States. A study has looked at the cost-effectiveness of treating these patients based on the 2014 U.S. guidelines. According to the study,… Read More

Do we need healthier food at school sporting events?

This short video by Dr. Kim Raine encourages us to pause and think differently about accompanying unhealthy food within school and community events, where other healthy habits are the focus. Watch the video and spread the word about how you… Read More

Increased Access to Healthy Foods Needed Now: Canadian Health Orgs


Canadian health organizations are calling upon governments to take a leadership role in creating healthy food environments. They say that implementing strategies that facilitate access to affordable healthy foods and beverages in places where Canadians work, live, and… Read More

“Healthy” restaurant salads stuffed with secret salt: Survey


Huge amounts of salt continue to be added to many restaurant, café and supermarket salads, according to a new survey by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH). This is despite calls in 2010 to lower salt in… Read More

It’s time to deal with junk food says UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover


The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, on Wednesday blamed ‘junk food’ for the global obesity epidemic and urged the international community to deal with the alarming increase in deaths from diet-related diseases. Presenting… Read More

World Hypertension Prevention: Policy Highlights


World Hypertension Day is May 17th, an important day for hypertension prevention awareness globally. Here’s why. Hypertension has become such an important non-communicable disease around the world, that last year for World Health Day, the World Health Organization… Read More

Social inequalities in sodium consumption?


GUEST BLOG: LINDSAY MCLAREN Dr. Lindsay McLaren looks at the links between sodium and social inequalities: It is well-documented that many populations worldwide consume too much sodium in their diet. Among Canadian adults, for example, over 85% of… Read More

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