Reduce sodium, save 500,000 lives over 10 yrs: study


Reducing sodium in the U.S. diet could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives over 10 years, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Using computer simulations and models researchers projected the effects of small (about… Read More

FDA Should Regulate Sugar in Soft Drinks say Scientists


The Center for Science in the Public Interest launched a petition today urging the FDA to intervene and regulate sugar levels in sugary beverages Sugary Drinks, outlining their Role in Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease  Unsafe levels of… Read More

NYC Mayor Bloomberg reports positive sodium reduction strategy results


Since 2001 New Yorkers’ life expectancy increased by 3 years says New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. That’s mostly because of changes he’s made to the way New Yorkers live: including salt reduction initiatives. Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor… Read More

Sodium Reduction Bill C-460 Presented


NDP Health Critic Libby Davies presented Bill C-460, An Act respecting the implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy of Canada to parliament last week seeking to reduce sodium levels in the food supply by implementing the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada,… Read More

Coke’s Coming Together ad: translated


(Video: 2 minutes 07 seconds) In it’s ad called “Coming Together” to address obesity released on January 14th, Coca Cola says “Across our portfolio of more than 650 beverages, we now offer over 180 low and no-calorie choices,”… Read More

New App helps Aussie Food Shoppers Pass on Salt


A new version of the successful Bupa-George FoodSwitch app, SaltSwitch, is being launched to Australian consumers today. SaltSwitch will enable Australian consumers to scan different products and then direct them to the lowest salt options. Targeted at anyone… Read More

Habit-changing the hard way


Stubborn, addicted, or just plain thick? When it comes to breaking unhealthy habits, it’s hard to change. A recent article published by Statistics Canada titled Health behaviour changes after diagnosis of chronic illness among Canadians aged 50 or older,… Read More

Does your paycheque affect your health?


Low hourly wage earners, especially women and those aged 25-44 years old are at higher risk for hypertension, according to a study published in the European Journal of Public Health. As these two groups are not typically associated… Read More

Is Industry at Fault for Obesity?


In this video, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff talks about how the food industry is duping us and our children. (Video: 13 minutes) TAKE ACTION! Sign the petition for a National Sodium Reduction Strategy

Active video games do not replace activity: Active Healthy Kids Canada


Active Healthy Kids Canada does not recommend active video games as a strategy to help kids be more physically active. Here are some key points the organization says often mislead parents: Playing active video games doesn’t lead to… Read More

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