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Study: 70 percent of sodium intake comes from restaurant, processed foods


Restaurant foods and processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in three U.S. regions, a new study shows.

The average level of dietary sodium consumed per day in each region was 3,501 milligrams — over 50 percent more than the maximum […]

Near-ban coming on trans fats in processed foods


The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a near-ban on trans fats next week, transforming processed foods in America.

The FDA’s final ruling should revoke a “generally recognized as safe” classification for partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fats in processed foods. […]

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Actor Lamman Rucker teams up with AHA to bring blood pressure awareness

Actor Lamman Rucker remembers watching his parents try to steer clear of fatty and highly processed foods.

But there were times when healthy choices weren’t easy. He remembers well the days of cheap, salty noodles and spaghetti from a can.

“There were days, based on economics, you ate what you could […]

Government to issue guidelines for lowering sodium in foods

Food manufacturers and restaurants — suppliers of three-fourths of the sodium in Americans’ diets — may soon be asked by the government to lower sodium in their foods.

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, agency commissioner Margaret […]

Overall heart-healthy diet is more important than occasional indulgences

The fourth in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines.

Don’t sweat satisfying a sweet tooth every now and then.

New cardiovascular prevention guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology reveal that sticking to an overall heart-healthy diet is […]