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Watching out for hidden sodium

It is well documented that, over time, a diet high in sodium can lead to many ill health effects, especially on the cardiovascular system. A high-sodium diet can also negate the effects of diuretics, an important ...

Feb 14, 2011
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Cut down on salt, government says -- and calories

(AP) -- You should eat less salt, the government says. A lot less. It won't be easy. Consumers will need help from food companies if they are going to meet the government's ambitious new goals, announced ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Chicken producers debate 'natural' label

(AP) -- A disagreement among poultry producers about whether chicken injected with salt, water and other ingredients can be promoted as "natural" has prompted federal officials to consider changing labeling guidelines.

Jul 30, 2010
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Cutting Sodium From Your Diet

(PhysOrg.com) -- Keep in mind that salt is not only what comes out of the shaker, but rather what goes into the food during processing and manufacture.

Feb 16, 2010
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Sodium contents of processed foods decoded

Sodium is essential for myriad biological processes including fluid balance and muscle contraction. However, too much sodium can have harmful effects such as increasing blood pressure. Consequently, reducing sodium intake ...

Jan 25, 2010
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New Evidence Shakes up Perceptions of Salt

(PhysOrg.com) -- As the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are currently under development and regulations surrounding sodium consumption are being considered, an analysis of evidence to be released online ...

Oct 15, 2009
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Cutting sodium consumption: A major public health priority

Reducing sodium intake is a major public health priority that must be acted upon by governments and nongovernmental organizations to improve population health, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Sep 14, 2009
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