Portuguese Society of Hypertension publishes Expert Panel Report on Sodium Reduction

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The Portuguese Society of Hypertension (PSH) has been leading the fight against elevated salt consumption in Portugal for 10 years. Portugal currently has among the highest average salt consumption in Europe per citizen (approximately 10.7g/day), and this runs concurrently with… Read More

Health and environmental groups join forces to tackle unhealthy diets

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Food Secure Canada and Dr. Norman Campbell, HSF/CIHR Chair of Hypertension Prevention and Control, have teamed up to produce a Food and Nutrition Fact Sheet for policy-makers calling for action on the leading risk Canadians’ health and well-being –… Read More

CSPI gives the Canadian government a “Salty Shakedown”

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This “Salty Shakedown” Editorial was originally published by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest in its Nutrition Action Healthletter, June 2015. If you want to join the growing public call for action to Make Nutrition a Priority,… Read More

Make Nutrition a Priority: Pledge Your Support

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Click here to sign our pledge on Change.org and show the Health Ministers of Canada that you want them to Make Nutrition a Pirority   Listen to our 60-second radio spot about this issue:

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.  

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

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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