FDA Should Regulate Sugar in Soft Drinks say Scientists

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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

Social inequalities in sodium consumption?

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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

Sodium Reduction Bill C-460 Presented

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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

Gain rewards for tracking health

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It’s an opportunity to work on improving your health, with a little added incentive… By logging on to BestLifeRewarded.com and tracking your diet, weight, cholesterol, and fitness activities,  you collect points that can be cashed in for real… Read More

“Junk Foods,” “Treats,” or “Pathogenic Foods”?

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Largely due to tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating, Canada and the world are facing an epidemic of chronic noncommunicable disease (mostly cancers and cardiovascular diseases). As a result it is predicted the next generation… Read More

A national sodium reduction strategy for Canada

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Across the country, 7.5 million Canadians are living with high blood pressure. Diets high in sodium are responsible for about 2 million of these cases. Most Canadians consume far more salt than is healthy. Three quarters of our… Read More

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