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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...

Sodium reduction: has all the low-hanging fruit been plucked?

60-second interview: Mel Mann, Director of Flavor Innovation, Wixon

Sodium reduction: Has all the low-hanging fruit been plucked?

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce sodium, but surveys suggest many shoppers are, well, not that bothered. So where does this leave firms plugging sodium reduction solutions? 

AHA education campaign pressures food manufacturers to reduce sodium

Sodium reduction

AHA education campaign pressures food manufacturers to reduce sodium

By Elizabeth Crawford

The American Heart Association says its recently launched consumer education campaign encouraging Americans to “break up with excess salt” seeks to “build an army of passionate and willing supporters” to pressure food manufacturers to reduce sodium in...

Eating salty snacks has been suggested to increase thirst, and therefore drive excess calorie intake.

Myth busting? High salt intake may not increase thirst

By Nathan Gray

It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for increased consumption of sugary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. But just how true is this notion?

Musselman: 'The good thing about KCl compared with other approaches is that it is cheap and it works'

Dispatches from the 6th Annual Food Technology & Innovation Forum, 2012, Chicago

Nu-Tek Salt: 90% of our customers are reducing sodium by stealth

By Elaine Watson

Nine out of 10 customers using potassium-chloride-based salt replacers from Nu-Tek Salt are now reducing sodium by stealth to avoid antagonizing shoppers, says the Minnesota-based firm.

High dietary salt intake could be linked with up to a 68% increased risk of gastric cancer, say researchers.

Dietary salt intake linked to gastric cancer risk

By Nathan Gray

A new study investigating a link between high salt intake and risk of gastric cancers could add to increasing pressure for industry-wide sodium reduction, researchers have said.

Salt: It may be public enemy number one, but it's cheap

60-second interview: Mariano Gascon, VP research & development, Wixon

Sodium reduction: To boldly go... lower and lower

Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce sodium, but surveys suggest many shoppers are, well, not that bothered. So where does this leave firms plugging sodium reduction solutions? Elaine Watson asks Mariano Gascon, R&D chief at...

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