Restaurant Meals Loaded with Calories, Fat & Salt: Study

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One sit-down restaurant meal in Canada provides all the calories, fat and sodium you need for the day. After an analysis of 3,507 possible ways to order 685 meals at 19 restaurant chains in Canada, researchers found that… Read More

World Hypertension Day: May 17th

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Globally, 9.4 million die every year and 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer because of high blood pressure or hypertension. It is the biggest single risk factor for death world wide causing heart disease, stroke and kidney disease and diabetes…. Read More

Hypertension on the Hill

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(PHOTO: Jana Chytilova/CNW) Hypertension Canada held a blood pressure clinic on Parliament Hill today. Chicoutimi Member of Parliament Dany Morin had his blood pressure checked by Francine Poirier of Hypertension Canada to ensure his numbers were in a… Read More

A Beetroot a Day Keeps Hypertension at Bay?

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Following your five-a-day rule? Have you included beetroot? It appears beetroot may help lower blood pressure. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry showed that eating healthy amounts of nitrate-rich vegetables… Read More

Kids Eating Fish: Is it Healthy?

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Fish is an incredibly great source of protein, and contains DHA, an omega-3 that helps brain development, especially important to small children. So why are we worried about kids eating fish? Health Canada says that children ages 1… Read More

New NYC Health Campaign on Salt Intake

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The  New York City Health Department just launched an ad campaign encouraging consumers to purchase lower sodium packaged foods. The ads will run through the month of April in subway cars, highlighting the large range of sodium in packaged… Read More

South Africa Regulates Salt

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This week, South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced new restrictions on the food industry that would limit the amount of salt that can be added to processed foods. Just in time for World Health Day, with a… Read More

World Health Day 2013 Theme is High Blood Pressure

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World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of public health concern… Read More

Kids progressively increase salt consumption: cause for concern

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Sodium consumption progressive A fact sheet released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to help US families cut down their sodium intake, as there is “cause for concern” that high sodium consumption in early life… Read More

71% of Toddler Snacks are Over-salted: Study

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Buying ready-made food at grocery stores for your toddler? Learning to read nutrition labels might be on the menu for your next trip to the grocery store;  a new study says that the majority of pre-packaged foods for… Read More

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