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1 in 10 U.S. Deaths Blamed on Salt
ABC News ^ | March 21, 2013 | Katie Moisse and some possible grant junkies

Posted on 03/22/2013 8:36:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

On the heels of a study linking sugary drinks to 25,000 U.S. deaths a year, new research suggests salty food is even more dangerous.

The new study, by the same Harvard research team, linked excessive salt consumption to nearly 2.3 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide in 2010. One in 10 Americans dies from eating too much salt, the researchers found.

“The burden of sodium is much higher than the burden of sugar-sweetened beverages,” said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and author of both the salt and sugary drink studies. “That’s because sugar-sweetened beverages are just one type of food that people can avoid, whereas sodium is in everything.”

Mozaffarian and colleagues used data from 247 surveys on sodium intake and 107 clinical trials that measured how salt affects blood pressure, and how blood pressure contributes to cardiovascular disease like heart attacks and stroke.

“From that we could determine the health effects of sodium,” he said, adding that one out of three deaths due to excessive sodium occurred before age 70. “It’s really affecting younger adults, not just the elderly.”

The study, presented today at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans, adds to mounting evidence that packaged and processed foods containing high levels of salt for flavor and shelf life can take a heavy toll on cardiovascular health.

“It’s really amazing how pervasive it is,” Mozaffarian said of salt. “For the average person, it’s very hard to avoid salt – you have to be incredibly motivated, incredibly educated, have access to a range of foods and do all the cooking yourself.”

But not everything is easy to whip up at home, Mozaffarian added. Bread and cheese are the top two sources of sodium in the U.S.

“It’s everywhere,” he said.

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1 posted on 03/22/2013 8:36:23 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Beware of the eeeeevil salt shaker!

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 03/22/2013 8:37:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

All this time I thought it was those pesky A-salt rifles


3 posted on 03/22/2013 8:40:40 PM PDT by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

125 out of every 10 deaths is caused by something the government wants to regulate.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 8:41:57 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

1 in 4 Bible Deaths Blamed on Salt


5 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:18 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“... you have to be incredibly motivated, incredibly educated, have access to a range of foods and do all the cooking yourself.”

What a crock of s***. Labels are on all types of foods, and avoid fast food. They confuse “incredibly motivated” with lazy as hell.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?"

I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal?

I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener".

7 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

10%, I doubt that ... more are lost to ghetto gang bangers then to salt.


8 posted on 03/22/2013 8:43:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Your body needs sodium. It is one of the core electrolytes. With out it you will go into seizures.
9 posted on 03/22/2013 8:44:32 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Studies point to stunning statistics that 100% of all deaths are caused by mortality.

An incredible and sobering point.

In other news, the Obama Administration has awarded $250 billion to several who will study the problem. It is feared there may be an impact to the administration of ObamaCare but, likely it will have an accretive effect that could sharply cuts costs during end of life management for those over 65.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 8:45:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Very sodium indeed...


11 posted on 03/22/2013 8:45:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Everyone is shook up about it...


12 posted on 03/22/2013 8:46:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The war on salt


13 posted on 03/22/2013 8:47:07 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s one fine rant.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 8:47:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There’s no doubt about it - the principal cause of death is life.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 8:50:08 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I call warmed leavings of a male cow on this one.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 8:50:14 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bacon: the candy of the meat world!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

OH MY GOD! How did we survive all these years without banning or restricting people’s salt intake! McDonalds can now be charged with possessing WMDs!


17 posted on 03/22/2013 8:52:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

With 900 milligrams of sodium per teaspoon of soy sauce, the government is considering how certain changes in the delivery of wasabi can impact health.

NHS and Kathleen Sebelius are outlining rules based on the Pritikin Diet, which finds that you can replace sodium laced soy sauce with rice vinegar reducing salt intact nearly 100% but, still giving that hot but quickly dissapating taste wasabi is so well known for and enjoyed.

In other news, a certain Freeper did stop in at Whole Foods and did find an excellent soy sauce replacement that has only 100 milligrams of sodium and tastes just like soy sauce.

In fact, I replaced the soy sauce with this and no one could tell the difference.

It’s called Bragg, Liquid Aminos, Natural Soy Sauce Alternative. It’s only $4 bucks for 16 ounces and there is no reason not to use it.

Great on rice and with sushi. You won’t be able to taste the difference but your body will be able to tell.

That’s all we use now. No more soy sauce.

http://www.iherb.com/Bragg-Liquid-Aminos-Natural-Soy-Sauce-Alternative-16-fl-oz-473-ml/38027?gclid=CIC2n9n3kbYCFad_Qgod6E0AhQ


18 posted on 03/22/2013 8:53:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: DemforBush

Male cow? Now I gotta watch out for those male hens and male ewes too; and we gotta keep the male vixens away from the female-roosterhouse. (Canine equivalent: not going there.)


19 posted on 03/22/2013 8:54:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“The burden of sodium is much higher than the burden of sugar-sweetened beverages,” said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health

It has been said that the primary career goal of an epidemiologist should be to retire with his reputation at least partially intact. This a-h is not going to make it, and his Harvard cred won't save him. The role of sodium in health problems is highly ambiguous at best.

20 posted on 03/22/2013 8:54:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 03/22/2013 8:55:33 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"1 in 10 U.S. Deaths Blamed on Salt"

Says the snails and slugs.

22 posted on 03/22/2013 8:55:41 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ssssssh, don’t tell Mooshelle and Bloomberg.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 8:56:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

IBT dhmo.org


24 posted on 03/22/2013 8:57:09 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Screw them. I just had a few Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 8:57:27 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These Harvard pseudoscientists are not worth their salt. (No salt, no salary.)


26 posted on 03/22/2013 8:57:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: loungitude

Dang!

Wuz just going there....


27 posted on 03/22/2013 8:58:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It's been a while since I've dug into the studies, but when last I did the studies available at the time showed that if you had certain defects you were indeed more likely to die of certain specific things related to blood pressure with a high salt diet. ... the other half of that was that you were more likely to die of a range of different things with a low salt diet. So yes, if you have hypertension having a high salt diet on top of that makes things much much worse. But if you don't have hypertension, then the salt was harmless or beneficial. I don't know if the studies still support that, but the odd careful wording makes me suspect that it does.
28 posted on 03/22/2013 8:58:48 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Viennacon

Civilization never would have survived if they hadn’t used salt to preserve food.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 8:59:58 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is salt bad for You? Not according to this June 2012 article

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/opinion/sunday/we-only-think-we-know-the-truth-about-salt.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


30 posted on 03/22/2013 9:03:12 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Salt kills ya!
Eggs kill ya!
Beef kills ya!
Coffee kills ya!

At some point in time the very health conscience will be dying and wondering what the heck happened.

Don’t get me wrong..I have the utmost respect for health conscience people. But the bottom line is..we all started dying the day we were born. Some of us slowly..some fast.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 9:03:25 PM PDT by berdie
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The nanny state wants to make sure you live longer. Yet they will deny healthcare to the elderly and send you home to die. Then you can eat all the salt you want.


32 posted on 03/22/2013 9:04:38 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“It’s everywhere,” he said.

Indeed it is. I recall complaints from lab mavens in solid state physics that we leave it all over everything we touch. Recall the Bell System Science Series film, HEMO THE MAGNIFICENT, which made a dramatic scene out of the announcement that sea water is the closest thing to human blood. The word "salary" comes from the Latin word for salt.

My opinion, which is my own, is that a low-salt diet is in fact a deprivation diet. The human body regulates its salt content with robust mechanisms, and our taste for this mineral serves the purpose of insuring a minimum level.

I suppose it may be true that lowering the level below what the body provides for, particularly as we age, may have the salutary effect which is claimed, but this requires that we force the level below what the wisdom of our body, such as it may be, decrees.

33 posted on 03/22/2013 9:06:06 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

34 posted on 03/22/2013 9:06:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dead

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~bdm25/DueDiligence.pdf

There are some obvious tie-ins with obesity claims.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 9:08:07 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Everything in that study may be obsolete.

Simulated Mars mission reveals body’s sodium rhythms
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The findings suggest that current medical practice and studies that rely on 24-hour urine samples to determine salt intake are not accurate......


36 posted on 03/22/2013 9:09:55 PM PDT by Scram1
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To: I cannot think of a name
There’s no doubt about it - the principal cause of death is life.

LIFE IS FATAL.

37 posted on 03/22/2013 9:10:13 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: political1

yes...and it is refined salt that is the problem! Daaaaa! abc missed the vital facts. Search sea salt and how you can and should eat much of it daily.
Totally beneficial.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 9:10:48 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: WKB; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“All this time I thought it was those pesky A-salt rifles”

It is all about the A-salt shakers (magazines) that allow the dispensing of too many crystals in one shake. And it is also all about the wrong kind of salt (ammo) - if it is not RealSalt, totally unprocessed, it is too deadly for anyone except the Surgeon General/FDA/AMA to handle...they are currently buying 1.6 billion grains to protect us from ourselves by making this stuff scarce.

Seriously (more seriously that the seriously written comments in the preceding paragraph), salt is not a killer...if it is natural, unprocessed. The ‘table salt’ we find in the grocery store is processed, and is not healthy, though it does not do what this article is suggesting. Low sodium...is it healthy? Depends...

Some low sodium products are very high in potassium, a very good thing. We are all generally shy on our potassium intake. Natural salt (unprocessed) is not unhealthy. RealSalt, Himalayan Salt are healthy. Sea salt? better than processed salt, but not as good as the RealSalt or Himalayan Salt lsid down in ancient sea beds eons ago before there were bad contaminants (Mercury etc) in the seas.

I am past mid 70...I am healthy...recent blood work shows everything in ‘spec’...even the non issue ‘cholesterol’. I am on no prescription meds. Only health problem is cateracts, and those will soon be corrected...asked Doc about incidence...he said everybody gets cateracts...and he told me I will see better than I have ever seen (I’ve worn glasses since I was 5). The point of this is that I like salt...I use a lot of salt...and I also like fat, especially butter - my butter consumption is way beyond the average in this country, and I eat butter, not anykind of butter substitute (all margarines, etc are bad for us). I also eat bacon, several times a week, and if I wind up at a certain breakfast buffet that has unlimited bacon, I PIG out. I do not worry about any kind of animal fat. I eat eggs, lots of ‘em. Eggs are healthy. Egg white substitutes are not (the yoke is better for you than the white).

Etc etc etc...


39 posted on 03/22/2013 9:20:31 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another point of view:

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11606-008-0645-6


40 posted on 03/22/2013 9:21:00 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: BenLurkin

That movie was way ahead of it’s time. Little did anyone know that was going to be New York someday.


41 posted on 03/22/2013 9:21:07 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: EEGator

One fine copy of one fine rant.


42 posted on 03/22/2013 9:21:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: Olog-hai

“(Canine equivalent: not going there.)”

You mean you won’t go to male-bitch, i.e. Reid, McConnell, Boehner...?


43 posted on 03/22/2013 9:31:29 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: doc1019

Denis Leary, right?


44 posted on 03/22/2013 9:31:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; a fool in paradise

I knew the country was in trouble when Kissinger (or was it Brzezinski?) signed the SALT Agreements! Now what?


45 posted on 03/22/2013 9:35:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Salt is currently cheap....that will soon change. I wonder what (high priced) artificial salt substitute will be PUSHED on us?
Mmm, I think I’ll sit down and enjoy a nice salty pretzel.


46 posted on 03/22/2013 9:35:13 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Too numerous to mention.


47 posted on 03/22/2013 9:35:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The problem isn't that we're eating too much salt, it's that we're eating too many carbs.

Insulin's impact on renal sodium transport and blood pressure in health, obesity, and diabetes

48 posted on 03/22/2013 9:36:12 PM PDT by jdege
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I absolutely agree with this.


49 posted on 03/22/2013 9:36:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EEGator

Yep, in Demolition Man


50 posted on 03/22/2013 9:38:01 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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