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New York City diners will soon see sodium warnings on menus


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


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

Eating too much salt, even gradually, raises blood pressure


People who gradually increase the amount of salt in their diet, along with people who habitually eat a higher-salt diet, face an increased risk of high blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

In a Japanese study of […]

July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |3 Comments

New York to consider sodium warning labels


New York could become the first city in the nation to put warning labels on high-sodium items on chain restaurant menus.

Under a proposal  presented Wednesday at a New York City Board of Health public meeting, any restaurant chain with 15 or more locations must add […]

June 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

‘Going nuts’ may help heart health

“Going nuts” might actually be heart-healthy, according to the latest study to examine the association of nut and peanut consumption with mortality.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined nut and peanut intake and mortality in three separate groups over an average of six years and found […]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Medical advice to limit salt intake may help adults reduce sodium

Medical advice to limit salt may be a powerful motivator for many adults to reduce their salt intake, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Researchers in this study reviewed telephone survey information from 173,778 U.S. adults to determine the impact of receiving medical […]

March 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Too much sodium on restaurant menus

Restaurant fare is notorious for being loaded with sodium. Now a new study finds restaurants are also serving up very sodium-dense foods.

The results, published Thursday in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, showed that regular menu items had an average of 2,196 milligrams of sodium per 1,000 calories […]

Electronic monitoring device may help lower salt intake

Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

The Family Sodium Watcher Program focuses on a partnership between the heart failure patient and a caregiver/member of the family […]

November 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated to guidelines published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

“We have a huge opportunity to improve how we prevent new strokes, because risk factors […]

Kids’ salty diets of nuggets, pizza, and pasta put them at risk for heart problems

Kids eat too much salt with popular “kid-friendly” foods such as chicken nuggets, pizza and pasta accounting for almost half of their sodium intake, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings paint an uphill battle with reducing salt in the diets of […]