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Salt controversy: fact or fake!

Shaking the salt habit!

The three things we can do to lower our sodium intake and two tricks for interpreting nutrition facts labeling on processed foods


Sprinkling doubt: taking sodium skeptics with a pinch of salt!

Is the sodium debate a legitimate scientific disagreement or a “controversy” manufactured by industry?



Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate

What about the studies that show a “u-shaped curve,” where too much sodium is bad, but too little may be bad too?



 

Salt: are you eating too much?

Watch the Channel 4 Dispatches programme (2015) to find out more about it (ITN Production for C4).

Reporter: Tazeen Ahmad

Producer & Director: Alison Ramsey

Featuring: Prof FP Cappuccio (University of Warwick), Prof GA MacGregor (Queen Mary University of London), Dr V Nathanson (British Medical Association), Dr K Mehtani (University of Oxford).

Articles on the issue

The Conversation 2016; March 2.

Int J Epidemiol 2016; doi: 10.1093 /ije/ dyw005

Int J Epidemiol 2016; doi: 10.1093 /ije/ dyw014

Int J Epidemiol 2016; doi: 10.1093 /ije/ dyw015

Int J Epidemiol 2016; doi: 10.1093 /ije/ dyw184

JAMA Int Med 2016; 176: 13-4

Functional Food Reviews 2015; 7(1): 41-61

Br Med J 2015; 350: h1936

Circulation 2014; 129: 1173-86

Am J Hypertens 2014; 27: 1424

New Engl J Med 2014; 371: 677-9

J Clin Hypertens 2014; 16(7): 469-71

J Clin Hypertens 2014; 16(7): 469-71

Am J Hypertens 2014; 27(2): 279-81

Lancet 2013; 382: 683

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26)10): 1177

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26(10); 1178-80

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26(10): 1181-2

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26(10): 1183-6

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26(10): 1187-90

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26(10): 1191-3

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26(10): 1194-7

Am J Hypertens 2013; 26(10): 1198-200

Eur Heart J 2013; May 8: on-line

Health Affairs 2012; 31(12): 2738-46

Circulation 2012; 126: 2880-9

Lancet 2011; 378: 380-2

JAMA 2011; 306: 1083-7

Br Med J 2011; 343: d5328

New Scientist 2011; Dec 3: 46-9

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2011;21(9): 617-9

J Hypertens 2011; 29: 829-31

Circulation 2011; 123: 1138-43

Can J Cardiol 2011; 27: 404-6

Kidney Int 2011; 80: 696-8

Br J Nutr 2011; 106: 1770-1

Clin Med 2010;10(4):418

Heart 2010; 96: 1863-4

New Scientist 2010; May 1; 22-23

Br Med J 2007; 334: 859-60

J Hypertens 2007; 25: 903-7

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