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Blood Pressure High Among Young

High blood pressure is typically something we associate with our middle-aged and older years, but research has revealed it is a growing concern for children and adolescents, too.

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Low Salt Psych Out

The health benefits of reducing the amount of salt in your diet are clear – but research suggests that one of the barriers to going low salt may be all in our minds.

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Sea Salt Versus Table Salt

Health authorities have long warned against over-consumption of salt – but does swapping sea salt for regular table salt make a difference?

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The Role of Sodium In CHF

Sodium is the chemical that makes up almost half the composition of table salt. Our bodies need sodium to function correctly, but the amount of sodium in your diet takes on a whole new significance when you have chronic heart failure (CHF).

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Know Your Nutrients

Healthy eating is essential for managing CAD. So what are the general guidelines for dietary intake of different nutrients?

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Smart Eating: Reading Food Labels

Trying to serve up a healthy, balanced diet for your family can be a challenge, particularly if you're short of time. Packaged foods are great when it comes to convenience – but how do they fit into a healthy diet?

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The Killer In Your Cupboard

After tobacco, what consumer item can be linked to more chronic disease and death than any other product? Researchers say salt is the serial killer lurking in much of the processed food we eat.

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Less Salt, Fewer Strokes

Chinese people who move to the US are less likely to experience a stroke than if they remained in China.

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In A Pickle Over Salt

Believe it or not, some athletes and coaches suggest vinegar solutions such as pickle juice as a useful way of avoiding dehydration. Research has shown drinking it after exercise is not a good way to replenish lost fluids.

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Say No To Salt

More bad news for those of us who like to occasionally feast on salty chips and battered fish: the salt could be killing us.

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Salt: Is It Bad For Us?

One of the constants of life, particularly during our nine months in the womb, is salt. If we're used to swimming in the stuff, how can it be bad for us?

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Getting Sweaty Over Salt Tablets

Sports commentators and sometimes athletes and coaches still talk about using salt tablets to beat cramp or replace electrolytes lost in sweat. They shouldn't.

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