The nation’s top nutrition panel released its advisory report Thursday setting target levels for sodium, saturated fats and added sugars – recommendations that eventually could shape public policy, including school lunches, how food manufacturers craft their products and diet advice.
The recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee go next to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Excessive sodium consumption is having a dire health impact on people around the world, killing about 1.65 million people globally each year from related cardiovascular diseases and stroke, according to a new study released Thursday.
The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at a range of […]
John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken noodle soup hoping that would soothe him.
“The minute I got the spoon to my lips, I spit it out,” he said. […]
Americans have had a long love affair with salt, but it hasn’t been a very healthy relationship. Research shows that too much sodium in the diet can increase risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and other major health problems.
A new campaign launched Monday by the American Heart […]