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Sensitivity to salt emerging as cardiovascular risk factor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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An exaggerated response to too much sodium in the diet may be as dangerous as high blood pressure when it comes to cardiovascular diseases. But researchers are still years away from being able to detect and treat so-called salt sensitivity in everyday practice, […]

FDA proposes voluntary targets for food producers to lower sodium

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The federal government has proposed voluntary new targets for restaurants and food manufacturers to gradually lower the amount of salt in their products, the latest in a series of significant moves aiming to reduce sodium in the U.S. food supply.

High sodium intake has […]

New York City can now enforce sodium warnings on menus

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York City health officials can begin enforcing a rule that requires chain restaurants throughout the city to post warnings on all menu items high in sodium, according to a state appellate ruling issued Thursday.

The decision by the state’s Appellate Division, First Department, upholds a […]

Nestlé promises to lower sodium in products

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The world’s largest food and beverage company is speeding up its efforts to reduce the amount of sodium in its products, which include popular brands such as Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine and Gerber.

Currently, less than half of Nestlé’s foods fit into a dietary pattern of […]

Food giant Mars to lower sodium, urges FDA to issue guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Uncle Ben is trying to look out for your health.

Last week, Mars Food, which makes the popular brand of Uncle Ben’s rice products, pledged to lower the sodium content in its processed foods by an average of 20 percent by 2021. It also called on […]

Study fuels polarized debate on salt consumption

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A study released this week is fueling the polarized debate on sodium consumption and health outcomes and is already being used as fodder in the New York City court fight over high-sodium menu warning icons.

The research, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology online Wednesday, […]

CDC: Sodium intake remains high among most Americans

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Most Americans continue to consume too much sodium despite dietary guidelines or existing health conditions, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About nine in 10 U.S. adults and children eat more than the daily recommended amount of sodium, […]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Sodium|Tags: , |0 Comments

New York City to require sodium warnings on some chain restaurant menus

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings on Tuesday by requiring many chain restaurants to post a warning label on menu items that have high sodium content.

The rule – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – requires […]

New York City diners will soon see sodium warnings on menus

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chain restaurants in New York City will soon warn diners of menu items containing excessive sodium, following Wednesday’s unanimous vote by city health officials.

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene passed the rule requiring restaurants to add a salt-shaker symbol on the menu […]

September 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New York City salt proposal moves forward

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The public has had its say, and now New York City health officials have the next month to determine whether Olive Garden, Applebee’s and other chain restaurants in the city must place warning labels on high-sodium menu items.

The proposed rule, introduced by the city’s Board of […]

July 31st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments