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2014-06-17 23:02:08

Salt Institute: FDA Should Cease Attempt at Regulating Salt Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Recently the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their intent to issue voluntary guidelines for food producers to reduce sodium levels. The agency cited a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report which recommended sodium limits. According to the Salt Institute, the FDA is ignoring a much more recent 2013 Institute of Medicine review of studies that examined links between sodium...

2014-02-06 23:24:17

Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Awards were given to 90 facilities; 9 for first time. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 The Salt Institute is honoring 90 transportation facilities across the United States and Canada with its 2013 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting award recognizing environmental consciousness and effective management in the storage of winter road salt. Clear winter roads protect lives and commerce. Every winter, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over...

2014-01-07 23:04:13

The Salt Institute highlights new research from Arizona State University. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 New research by the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University has found that the hard water scaling normally found in the pipes of homes is an active environment for harmful bacterial growth. According to The U.S. Geological Survey, nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water - water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium. The piping used...

2013-10-22 23:19:40

The Salt Institute applauds the scientific integrity displayed by Hypertension Canada in their recent recommendation to raise the minimum level of sodium consumption from 1,500 to 2,000 mg per day. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The Salt Institute applauds the scientific integrity displayed by Hypertension Canada in their recent recommendation to raise the minimum level of sodium consumption from 1,500 to 2,000 mg per day and hopes that the scientific evidence continues to drive...

2013-05-14 23:20:04

The Salt Institute responds to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. The review raises questions about possible harm caused by sodium reduction efforts and recognizes that blood pressure is only one of many factors that should be considered in...

2013-03-26 23:03:21

“Mozaffarian study disrespectful of consumers,” says Salt Institute Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 A recent attention-grabbing paper presented at the American Heart Association conference made the sensational claim that one in 10 Americans dies from eating too much salt. But according to Morton Satin, Vice President of Science and Research for the Salt Institute, “This misleading study did not measure any actual cardiovascular deaths related to salt intake, they...

2012-09-22 23:00:33

Salt Institute Cites Report´s Own Caveats Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 23, 2012 A recent paper from the CDC on childhood salt consumption and blood pressure (Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure Among U.S. Children and Adolescents) misleads the public according to the Salt Institute. Instead of measuring sodium intake using 24-hour urine collection and analysis, the scientific standard, the CDC study relies on interviewing children and asking them what they have eaten and then...

2012-08-29 23:03:48

Salt Institute cites new report in the British Medical Journal Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Once again, a respected medical journal has published a paper demonstrating that low salt diets cause more sickness and death than regular salt consumption. In the most recent publication in the British Medical Journal, medical researchers, from the US, Italy, the UK and Canada carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials with heart failure patients. They concluded...

2012-07-19 23:01:20

Federal guidelines on salt, especially for the elderly, may actually be harmful, according to the Salt Institute. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) recently banned salt shakers from programs that serve meals to the elderly. According to John Ratliff, Assistant Chief for Communications and Government Outreach at ODA, state agencies like his are required to ensure compliance with the USDA nutritional guidelines in order to receive federal funds. The...

2012-02-01 13:55:00

Medical researchers, business people, chefs and concerned citizens tell the FDA to drop its salt reduction scheme. The Salt Institute says the passionate response shows public wants no federal action on salt, an essential nutrient needed for good health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 After conducting one of the most exhaustive studies ever on the health impact of salt, two leading medical researchers have told the Food and Drug Administration that “the question of sodium...


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