Blood Pressure

Salt substitutes help reduce blood pressure

Sodium reduction

Salt substitutes help reduce blood pressure

By Elizabeth Crawford

Efforts to reduce consumer blood pressure and risk of hypertension by replacing normal salt with blends of potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate and less sodium chloride are working, but may be more effective in countries where the majority of salt comes...

High-protein diet may lower blood pressure

High-protein diet may lower blood pressure

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite that people in the West typically get more than enough protein in their daily diets, new research may further validate our collective protein obsession. 

How suitable is current salt reduction policy?

Is population-wide salt reduction necessary?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Despite decades of research and debate, there are still questions about the suitability of population-wide salt reduction. Can some people safely consume more salt than others?

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

Dispatches from the Whole Grains on Every Plate conference

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

By Elaine Watson in San Antonio, Texas

Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

Major review questions sodium reduction policy

Major review questions sodium reduction policy

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Low sodium diets may reduce blood pressure – but could also increase other risk factors for heart disease, according to a review of 167 studies published in the journal Cochrane Library and the American Journal of Hypertension.

Science: Salt reduction benefits beyond the heart

Special edition: Salt reduction

Science: Salt reduction benefits beyond the heart

By Stephen Daniells

In the first part of our series on salt reduction, FoodNavigator looks at the potential health benefits of salt reduction beyond heart health.

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