New Link Found between Sodium Consumption and Reproductive Health

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Excess consumption of sodium is known the increase the risk of certain adverse health events such as heart attacks. New evidence points to negative effects on reproductive health as well. A researcher in the United States has found… Read More

Putting Sodium Reduction on the Map

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Centre for Science in Public Interest report shows super-sized cost savings View the full report here Image Credit: “Reducing Sodium: A Look at State Savings in Health Care Costs.” Centre for Science in the Public Interest. 21 May… Read More

For lack of vision?

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Canada’s leaders aren’t doing their jobs A recent article in The Atlantic celebrated the success of a decades-long population health improvement campaign in a remote region in northern Finland called North Karelia. The effort reduced male cardiovascular mortality… Read More

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

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

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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

Canadian pizza restaurants deliver less sodium

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Canadians can feel a bit better today about ordering a pizza. An international survey has found that takeaway pizza in Canada, while still high in calories, saturated fats and cholesterol, may have less sodium than comparable pizzas in… Read More

Canadian foods saltier than U.S. equivalents

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Five years after initial survey, little has changed   Health conscious consumers know that they should avoid Burger King’s Bacon Double Cheeseburger, which is the saltiest version of itself in the world. But what about a 6” Subway… Read More

Poor eating behaviours may put preschoolers at risk for later health problems

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How kids eat their food may turn out to be just as important as what they eat, according to a new study out of St. Michael’s Hospital. The study, led by Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician, found… Read More

Vitamin D reduces risk of hypertension: study

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Increasing intake of vitamin D could help decrease risk for hypertension, according to the world’s largest study examining causal association between the two. “Our study strongly suggests that some cases of cardiovascular disease could be prevented through vitamin… Read More

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