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We want to hear your sodium story

 The American Heart Association wants to hear your sodium story! If you’ve joined the growing community that has taken a stand for its heart health by pledging to reduce the sodium you eat, we want to hear more about it. We want to know why you’ve made that choice (because we’re so excited that you did!).

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Truth Vs. Myth: What do people really think about salt?

We all have a relationship with salt, but it’s not all bad news. We need at least a little each day to stay healthy, but most of us get an average of 3,400 mg sodium a day – way more...

Excess sodium has grim impact on global health

If you’ve seen the news today, you’ve probably noticed the coverage of 3 new research studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a top medical journal. Here’s a quick summary:

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The American Heart Association and Ad Council team up to get blood pressure down

Your heart might break up with you if you don’t treat it right! That’s the message of a new advertising campaign from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council. “Heart” is a caring friend under lots of...

Change the way you eat to lower blood pressure

You have to do more than just limit your salt to manage your blood pressure.

I like to talk to the patients I counsel about how certain foods can serve as “medicine” and help control blood pressure. In some cases, medication is needed, but a healthy diet can decrease how much you need or even help you go off it entirely.

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Excess sodium hurts your health and your looks

 

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Nine out of 10 Americans eat too much sodium

Like nine out of 10 Americans, your relationship with sodium could probably use some couples therapy. On average, Americans are getting more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day — more than double the 1,500 mg recommended by the American...

Salt vs. sodium: Are they the same?

Salt and sodium are often used interchangeably, but are they the same thing? Not exactly. Let’s shake out the facts!

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Highlights from our Twitter #SodiumChat

Yesterday the American Heart Association (@American_Heart) hosted a Twitter chat with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (on behalf of the Million Hearts Initiative, @MillionHeartsUS), and Everyday Health (@EverydayHealth). I’m pleased to report that the chat reached more than...