Salt seekers: Sodium reduction initiative thwarted by consumers

As a group, Americans consume more salt than recommended by health experts, and when presented with reformulated products containing less sodium, they opted for saltier alternatives, essentially negating a pivotal initiative ...


How cut back on sodium

People across the globe are consuming much more sodium than they should. And based on current recommendations, Americans shouldn't be having more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. Instead, they're consuming closer ...


Salt restriction does not lower blood pressure variability

Urinary sodium excretion and salt intake are not independently associated with 24-hour blood pressure variability (BPV), according to a study published online Dec. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


Kids and sodium: Serious risks, alarming realities

When it comes to sodium intake among adults, the general consensus is that high consumption will increase risk of hypertension and stroke. According to the 2020–2025 Dietary Guideline for Americans, 45% of people 18 and ...


Q and A: 10 nutrition myths debunked

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As a woman in my 40s, I've experienced a wide variety of diet fads come and go. One week I read it's bad to eat carbs. The next week, it's full-fat dairy products. I've seen articles that say I should only ...

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