Navigation Links
Canadians Consuming Too Much Salt

According to a report, Canada’s citizens are quite heavy-handed on the salt. This, researchers say is dangerous simply because higher intakes// of salt (sodium) equals higher risks of developing the deadly stroke.

Based on data garnered from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey, researchers discovered that Canadians far exceeded the recommended limits of sodium consumption- 2300 mg for adults and 1500 to 2200 mg for children aged one to three.

It was seen that the national average figures of sodium consumption of adults was 3092 mg (one third more than the recommended rates) and for children less than three, it was 2000 mg. Men overtook women in this field with an average of 4100mg sodium per day.

According to the U.S.-based Institute of Medicine, surpassing the recommended upper limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily for people over the age of 14 can lead to health problems including hypertension. Hypertension can cause strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure and is one of the leading causes of death in Canada.

Says Didier Garriguet, who published the Statistics Canada report 'Although some sodium is needed to control blood volume and to help cells function properly, most Canadians consume far more than is necessary, or recommended. 'A number of studies have shown a link between sodium intake and hypertension. When sodium intake rises in susceptible individuals, blood pressure tends to increase.'

So what are the foods responsible for this? As usual, fast foods are in the dock. Pizzas, submarines, hotdogs, chips, soups and burgers are all loaded with sodium, and account for generally one-third of all sodium intake, according to food scientists.

The worse part is that even if you were to avoid lacing your meals with salt and curb buying salty snacks, the food you buy from supermarket shelves already has its own share of sodium stocks.

So, the best thing to do say scientists, is to go cold turkey. Cut out all foods that contain more than 20 percent of the recommended daily intake of sodium and you may well be able to put your sodium intake under rein.
ANN/B
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Canadians flocking to India for quick and efficient medical treatment
2. Insomnia Hits Many Canadians: Survey
3. Canadians Oblivious About COPD, A Debilitating Lung Disease
4. Rural Canadians travel far for specialists: study
5. Increase In obesity among Canadians
6. Canadians Grow Fatter By The Day
7. Canadians Need To Check Their BP to Avoid Cardiovascular Complications
8. Canadians on a Very High Fat Diet
9. Rural Canadians, Take Care Of Your Health
10. Canadians Unaware Of Heart Risks Of Abdominal Fat
11. Botulism Toxin in Carrot Juice Paralyses Two Canadians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Attorney Robert “RC” Pate , founder of The ... the Triumph Over Kid Cancer foundation. Each year, 175,000 children are diagnosed with pediatric ... firsthand the effect of the critical funding gap for research into pediatric cancer research. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... ... Connecticut Dermatology Group (CDG) is proud and excited to welcome back to the ... brings an extensive background in cutting-edge dermatology care and research to Connecticut’s largest ... Kim to the CDG team” said President and Managing Partner Dr. Steven A. Kolenik ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... hosts the Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium, a conference where hundreds of surgeons from ... in breast surgery. Covering topics from cosmetic breast augmentation to breast ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... ... From a health perspective, 2017 will clearly be the Year of the Gut. ... health and general physical well-being. The New York Times suggested a “ Gut Makeover ... Charlottesville restaurant, good gut health is clearly on the menu. Threepenny Cafe ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... The V Foundation for ... V, its official endurance training and fundraising team, to compete in the Boston Marathon ... those inspired to finish the world’s oldest annual marathon to join Team V and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017  Aprima Medical ... records (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle ... the acquisition of a former reseller Healthcare Data ... of the agreement, Aprima will assume full support ... in 125 medical practices across 15 states. Financial ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... 18, 2017 The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium ... devices for children. The Consortium chose those companies ... of $50,000 each. The devices under development are ... a hand-operated rapid blood delivery system for emergency situations and ... ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017   Regenicin, Inc. ... biotechnology company specializing in the development and commercialization of ... tissues and organs, recently reported the Company,s operating results ... 2017. As the Company described in its ... a year of substantial accomplishments. The Company,s contract laboratory ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: