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Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Grocery Bags: Study March 29, 2015

These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say

Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure March 13, 2015

Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults January 19, 2015

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds January 19, 2015

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

Health Tip: Cutting Back on Salt November 17, 2014

Fresh foods tend to have less than prepared

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis September 12, 2014

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC September 09, 2014

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly September 02, 2014

But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients? August 29, 2014

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions? August 13, 2014

Too little sodium can harm heart, study suggests

More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC May 29, 2014

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn May 27, 2014

Processed foods deprive women of iodized salt; supplementation recommended

People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth' May 16, 2014

Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths April 15, 2014

Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

Salt's Harm Evident in Heavy Teens, Study Finds March 20, 2014

Cellular changes seen in 14- to 18-year-olds

Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids March 17, 2014

Study also suggests that children's growth and development affect their choices

Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones March 03, 2014

Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study February 03, 2014

Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts

Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC December 19, 2013

New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say

Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More December 06, 2013

Following a healthy diet runs about $1.50 more a day than junk food, study finds

Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests November 27, 2013

One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt November 07, 2013

Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report October 02, 2013

Average entree still has same number of calories, only tiny drop in salt content, researchers say

Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease August 12, 2013

Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure July 15, 2013

Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study June 10, 2013

But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students

People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt May 15, 2013

It's important to resist these cravings, study author says

Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report May 14, 2013

But too little salt may also cause health problems, report authors add

How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts May 13, 2013

Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

Fast Food Hasn't Gotten Much Healthier, Study Says May 08, 2013

Researchers analyzed 14 years of menus from familiar U.S. chains

Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved April 05, 2013

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide March 21, 2013

Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study March 21, 2013

Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis March 06, 2013

Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds February 11, 2013

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns January 12, 2013

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake January 04, 2013

Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

Holidays Spell Trouble for Folks Unaware They're Diabetic December 25, 2012

High-salt, high-fat foods may put these people at risk for heart attack, stroke

Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight? December 10, 2012

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages

'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say October 03, 2012

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds September 21, 2012

Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study September 17, 2012

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says September 12, 2012

This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study September 10, 2012

Patients with low sodium levels in the blood also had more complications such as infections

Sodium Buildup in Brain Linked to Disability in MS Patients July 17, 2012

Those with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis have high levels of the mineral, study says

Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure July 10, 2012

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure June 18, 2012

But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

Health Tip: Add Flavor, Without Salt, to Your Food April 19, 2012

Here are low- and no-sodium seasoning options

Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas April 16, 2012

International chains sell same items abroad but with less sodium, study finds

Health Tip: Diabetics, Avoid Too Much Salt March 29, 2012

Suggestions to help you cut back