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Recommended low salt intake harmful for health: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:31

Beware! Your average daily salt intake as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US may actually be low - leading to harmful health outcomes.

Spices, herbs in food helps lower salt intake in adults

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:02

A new study has found that teaching people how to flavour food with and herbs is considerably more effective at lowering salt intake.

Kids who prefer sweet food also have tendency to like salty dishes

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 15:50

Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that kids who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste and that, in general, children prefer sweeter and saltier tastes than adults do.

New drug to lower salt intake without affecting diet

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 13:46

A new drug may soon be able to solve the growing problem of excess sodium consumption by lowering an individual`s salt absorption without affecting his or her diet.

Health benefits of eating hummus

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 19:57

Hummus - the dip of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and salt - is absolutely irresistible. It is flavoursome for sure and nutritious too.

Too much salt ups obesity, inflammation risk in adolescents

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 14:00

Adolescents consuming more than twice the recommended daily allowance of salt increases their high sodium intake that correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, a new study has found.

New drug target for high blood pressure discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 18:49

University of Southern Denmark researchers have found how a mutated protein can lead to holes in a protein sitting in a cell`s membrane.

Low salt, more vegetables key to heart and kidney health

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 19:13

A new study has found that reducing salt intake and increased consumption of vegetable protein provide clear benefits for the heart and kidney health of patients with chronic kidney disease.

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