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Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer


Health & Wellness  (tags: salt consumption, diet, disease, Body-Mind-Spirit, protection, prevention, study, treatment, warning, society, food, illness, healthcare, health )

Cal
- 71 days ago - npr.org
This salt overload is taking its toll. The study concludes that about 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease each year can be attributed to sodium consumption.



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Cheree M. (46)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 4:37 am
Interesting. noted ty cal
 

B Lewenza (76)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 5:02 am
Noted Thanks for sharing Cal I use very little salt as I don't cook with it I haven't for about 8 years now and very seldom do I add it to my food. If food is seasoned right then there is really no reason for it. My blood pressure is low and my cholesterol is great.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 5:09 am
Really, I would never have guessed, especially when you're never warned about salt.
 

Ruth Ann W. (208)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 6:22 am
Amazing eh? Now salt is even more pervasive. Carmel salt chocolate ice cream, sea salt this, sea salt that. Is anyone drinking enough water to help the kidneys deal with that assault by salt?
 

Claudia Acosta (28)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 6:41 am
Look for food balance :)
 

Marianne R. (100)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 6:45 am
Good article - thank you
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 6:49 am
I havenīt been using "extra salt" for years... getting it enough from food & spices..

just to note for:
Sea salt can be used to clean up inside air (at home); put it into a bowl & it really does clean up the air .

 

Howard Crosse (17)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 8:34 am
We very rarely add salt to our food but it is pretty hard to avoid. The amount of salt in prepared foods, even bread, is pretty shocking, some things we avoid buying because we find that the salt in them stings our mouths. Salt is like so many things in life, a little is good, a lot is bad.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 10:11 am
With the prevalence of obesity, poor eating habits and expansion of fast food and fast food restaurants, we're going to have a huge global health crisis on our hands before long. Thanks Cal.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 1:12 pm
I work at a large zoo and often find myself deeply discouraged, watching children munching on chips, cheese puffs, pretzels, popcorn and other junk, knowing it's like POISON. But...parents buy it or, worse yet, they BRING it in. (To answer your obvious question....YES, WE DO SELL HEALTHY FOOD FOR CHILDREN.)
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 4:11 pm
My cardiologist taught me to hate the salt. Since then I am consuming salt very sparingly. Salt is a great villain because it is present also in candy, cookies, etc.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 10:38 pm
noted
 

Krista Slavin (173)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 11:29 pm
Noted. I was blown away by a news report today stating that there was worry that we are not receiving enough salt in our diets and thought they were crazy. There is already to much salt in food today without adding more. Especially processed foods. Salt, in my opinion, is harmful and I never use it for cooking although I like to sprinkle it on fresh corn on the cob.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Friday August 15, 2014, 12:35 am
It's almost impossible these day's to avoid excess salt it is in everything even sweets.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday August 15, 2014, 12:59 am
noted
 

Misbah Malik (11)
Friday August 15, 2014, 5:00 am
Thirty years back we started telling our friends and family about it . They said that you are mad , it's not possible. Especially salt with iodine in excess is bad . We should take salt moderately .
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (45)
Friday August 15, 2014, 5:36 am
Great article. Thanks for posting.
 

Evanola Davis (73)
Friday August 15, 2014, 7:56 am
I am living proof that sodium in excess is bad for you. I have Stage 4 Kidney failure and diabetes. I have to restrict my sodium levels to almost 0.
 

Carol P. (45)
Friday August 15, 2014, 12:19 pm
Ironic that until the modern era, it was too little salt that could be a problem.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Friday August 15, 2014, 1:02 pm
Thanks for sharing Cal. An extra star to Evanola.
 

Pamela Tracy (4)
Friday August 15, 2014, 2:47 pm
I WAS DIAGNOSEDWITH MENIERE'S DISEASE IN 2003 ABOUT OR SO, I HAVE TO KEEP MY SALT AT 2,000 MG PER DAY....IF I DO NOT I GET ATTACKS AND GET EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS. HOWEVER, ON THE OTHER SIDE EVERYONE NEEDS AT LEAST 2,000 MG OF SALT PER DAY. THAT MEANS THAT ANY FOOD YOU BUY THAT IS FROZEN ETC NEEDS TO BE CHECKED FOR SALT CONTENT.
 

Pamela Tracy (4)
Friday August 15, 2014, 2:48 pm
BE CAREFUL...MAKE YOUR DOCTORS TELL YOU HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE YOU SHOULD HAVE IF YOU HAVE ANY DISEASE.
 

Stephen D. (29)
Friday August 15, 2014, 3:53 pm
I see deer and cows eating/licking salt. It seems to be essential. Everything in moderation I suppose. noted. ty Cal
 

Arild Warud (166)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 2:39 am
Use seasalt which contains much less sodium,of course with moderation.
 

Natasha Salgado (542)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 3:48 pm
Too lil salt is also deadly--but i need to cut back.
 

june t. (66)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 4:34 pm
I rarely add salt to anything. Sometimes I sprinkle a little crumbled feta for a little extra flavour, rather than straight salt.
 

Syd Henley (0)
Saturday August 23, 2014, 2:29 pm
WOW. How many years has it taken these overpaid scientists to figure out that salt is bad for us.
Way back in 1950, when my mother was in hospital eagerly awaiting my arrival in the world, the Gynaecologist in charge of the maternity unit she was in, apparently came on to the ward one day and asked the ladies if they knew how to spell the word "poison". As it was back in the days when younger folks were educated enough to know how to spell, they all replied - P-O-I-S-O-N - to which he advised them that they were incorrect. He went on to tell them that the most dangerous poison they would be likely to encounter as wives and mothers, was actually spelt S-A-L-T.
The only things I use salt for, are clearing ice in winter and clearing slugs and snails at other times of the year.
 
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