Navigation Links
Americans Consume Far Too Much Salt and Sodium

Americans consume far too much sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. //

Although people who already have high blood pressure, or hypertension, generally consume less sodium than others, their average daily intake is still far higher than recommended levels, according to lead researcher Umed Ajani, an epidemiologist with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Promotion.

Ajani and colleagues analyzed data collected in 1999 and 2000 from a random sample of more than 4,000 Americans who were part of a regular government health survey. They found that 42 percent of those surveyed had high blood pressure. Incidence of high blood pressure is usually about one-third for an average group, Ajani said.

“Perhaps the most striking finding is that no difference in sodium intake was observed between those who received advice … and those who did not,” Ajani said.

Participants’ sodium intake was computed from what they reported having eaten and drunk during the 24 hours before their interview.

People with hypertension took in 3,330 mg of sodium a day and people without hypertension consumed 3,600 mg a day, far more than the 2,400 mg maximum recommended by the American Heart Association and other groups.

Survey participants were also asked if their doctors had ever advised them about dietary sodium. There was no difference in sodium intake between patients advised about sodium consumption and those who were not.

“It seems like we need to do a little bit more than just advising,” Ajani said, calling for more public health and private physician efforts to educate consumers on the selection, preparation and use of processed and fast foods.

A widespread misconception exists that salt content and sodium content are synonymous, Adjani said, an
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
2. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
3. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
4. 38 million Americans including 14 million children left to combat hunger
5. Americans Growing Out Of Shape
6. Rise in Stress among Americans
7. Home Remedies More Used By Blacks And Native Americans
8. 90 Million Americans Harbor Drug Resistant Bacteria Inside Their Nose
9. Aspirin, Not Used By African Americans And Diabetics To Prevent Heat Problems
10. Americans Not Interested In Choosing Sex Of Child: Survey
11. Americans Avoiding Risky Foods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Americans Consume Far Too Much Salt and Sodium

(Date:8/20/2014)... in Australia examined patient and tumor characteristics for ... tumor cell growth) in an effort to increase ... , Author: Sarah Shen, M.B.B.S., ... colleagues. , Background: The tumor characteristic known ... been connected with prognosis and survival in melanoma ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective ... major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. , ... world could also help to explain why some painkillers ... syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10% of the community. ... involve unexplained gut pain, which often has the greatest impact ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... vaccines is now, Free content, The time to ... commentary being published early online today in ... Yale School of Public Health write that the relentless ... outbreak represent a public health crisis that shows no ... have been developed in the last decade, yet the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- Pigs, hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more ... previously achieved, researchers report. The work is part ... to shorten transplant waiting lists. In this study, ... abdomens. The genetic engineering and new methods of suppressing ... hearts to survive for more than a year. ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act ... seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new ... be especially severe and often results in nighttime confusion ... analyzed data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project, ... 65 and are being followed until death, at which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Patient, tumor characteristics for high-mitotic rate melanoma 2Health News:Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel 2Health News:News from Annals of Internal Medicine 2Health News:Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens 2Health News:Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells 2
... Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, March 14 ... with acute myeloid leukemia, researchers were able to more ... going into remission, and which ones would respond well ... Doctors from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- People ... a genetic predisposition to be overweight, compared to those who ... The findings don,t prove that the exercise is the ... something else could explain why those who walked were thinner, ...
... of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the ... between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA ... Luders, an assistant professor at the UCLA Laboratory of ... have larger amounts of gyrification ("folding" of the cortex, ...
... acts of racial discrimination is enough to depress anyone, ... to stress with stoicism and emotional control experience more ... of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study, ... Moderators of the Racial DiscriminationDepressive Symptoms Association Among African-American ...
... molecules in a drop of a patient,s blood to detect ... drug ferry that doesn,t release its toxic contents until it ... be game changers in how we diagnose, monitor and treat ... the California Institute of Technology, and a member of the ...
... infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) would likely ... published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and ... mortality and morbidity, however, will require a coordinated ... also linking those infected with the treatment they ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment 2Health News:Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment 3Health News:Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment 4Health News:Brisk Daily Walk Could Counter 'Obesity Genes' 2Health News:Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, UCLA researchers say 2Health News:Hiding emotions may exacerbate depression among black men who confront racial discrimination 2Health News:Fighting cancer with nanotechnology 2Health News:Broader screening for hepatitis C would be cost effective, study suggests 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... market research report is available in ... for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01618925/The-Market-for-Hospital-Acquired-Infection-Control-Sterilization-Disinfection-Testing-and-Treatment.html Given ... infections (HAIs), demand has increased for ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... research report is available in its catalogue: ... in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to ... Synopsis The report provides ... into the Canadian personal accident and health ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 Research and ... "Global Biosimilars/Follow-on-Biologics Market (Technology, Types, Applications, Services ... report to their offering. ... applications and geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, ... Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", suggests that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 2The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 3The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 4The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 5The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 3Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 4Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 5Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 7Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 8Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 9Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 10Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 11Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 12Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 13Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 14Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 15Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 16Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 17Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 18Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 19Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 20Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 21Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 22Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 23Global Biosimilars/Follow-on-Biologics Market (Technology, Types, Applications, Services and Geography) - Research Report, 2013 - 2020 2
... July 6 Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOD ) announced today that the following ... presented during the 37th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society in ... , Oral Presentation : ... #51, Oral session on peptides and proteins, Monday July ...
... , July 6 Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. ... demonstrating the preclinical efficacy of a human stem cell ... proprietary zinc finger DNA-binding protein nuclease (ZFN) technology. The ... gene, which encodes an important receptor for HIV infection, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Biodel Announces Schedule for Presentations at the 37th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society 2Sangamo BioSciences Announces Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating the Use of Zinc Finger Nucleases to Generate HIV Resistant Human Stem Cells 2Sangamo BioSciences Announces Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating the Use of Zinc Finger Nucleases to Generate HIV Resistant Human Stem Cells 3Sangamo BioSciences Announces Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating the Use of Zinc Finger Nucleases to Generate HIV Resistant Human Stem Cells 4Sangamo BioSciences Announces Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating the Use of Zinc Finger Nucleases to Generate HIV Resistant Human Stem Cells 5Sangamo BioSciences Announces Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating the Use of Zinc Finger Nucleases to Generate HIV Resistant Human Stem Cells 6
... linear stapler with LACTOMER™ 9-1 absorbable ... POLY CS™-57 disposable surgical stapler has ... temporary opening, such as a hysterotomy ... when transecting muscle tissue, to maintain ...
... Units With Titanium Staples for ... (Single Use Reloadable Stapler with ... Suture™ PREMIUM MULTIFIRE TA™ stapler ... pediatric and thoracic surgical procedures ...
... Use Loading Units for use ... Use Reloadable Staplers with Titanium ... TA™ Reloadable staplers has application ... thoracic surgical procedures for resection ...
... linear stapler for resection, transection and anastomosis ... MULTIFIRE GIA™ 60 and 80 single use ... 80 single use loading units and the ... use surgical stapler with MULTIFIRE SGIA™ 60 ...
Medicine Products: