Tag: salty foods

Making Sense of Sodium Recommendations

We’ve all heard the recommendations to cut back on salt intake because it’s bad for your health, especially for your heart. Eat too much salt and you increase your risk of developing high blood pres-sure, which can trigger a heart attack or stroke. The tricky question that experts wrestle with

Breast Cancer Prevention Update

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women in the U.S. But changes in eating habits and physical activity could prevent about one in three cases, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Reduce Breast Cancer Risk with a Healthy Weight
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Sugar: Not So Sweet for Your Heart

People who consume more added sugars have a higher risk of death from heart disease. Researchers used to think it was the calories in sugary foods that were the problem: sugar made us fat, and obesity raised our risk of heart disease. But a 2014 research review in the American

Research News: You Can Learn to Like Less Salt

You already know that too much salt can raise the risk for cardiovascular disease through its effect of raising blood pressure. Unfortunately, many of our favorite foods—canned soups, rice mixes, pasta sauces—are loaded with salt, though low-sodium versions are available. But is it possible to change your taste preference to

Ask the Doctor: Excessive Thirst

Q. I’m thirsty most of the time. What might be causing my thirstiness?
A. Short-term thirstiness is usually a result of fluid loss when you exercise and perspire, or a byproduct of eating salty foods, not drinking enough fluids, vomiting or diarrhea.
But persistent thirst that develops for no apparent reason

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