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  • People eat too much salt but surprising report questions if eating too little could be harmful

    05/14/2013 5:39:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | Associated Press
    A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it’s not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle... --snip-- “We’re not saying we shouldn’t be lowering excessive salt intake,” said Dr. Brian Strom of the University of Pennsylvania, who led the IOM committee. But below 2,300 mg a day, “there is simply a lack of data that shows it is beneficial.” The average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day, equivalent to 1 ½ teaspoons. Current U.S. dietary guidelines say most people should limit that to...
  • Dumb Idea of the Day: I-Pods for Illegals--U.S. Census Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes

    05/20/2008 11:36:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 73+ views
    In the brilliant movie, "Idiocracy," centuries have passed and America is so dumbed down that a prostitute and a mediocre desk grunt are the smartest people in the world. The President is a pro wrestler and there's no more Congress. It's now the "House of Representin'." Well, apparently, we need not go to Hollywood make-believe or even the remote year 2500. Because the U.S. Census Bureau is already deigning to act like the House of Representin' in 2010 Yup, it's almost that time again. In about a year and a half, the U.S. Census will be taken. Illegal aliens will...
  • Preserving a Delicate Balance of Potassium

    06/27/2004 4:45:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 2,162+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2004 | JANE E. BRODY
    PERSONAL HEALTH Evolution is an excellent teacher when it comes to figuring out what and how much people should eat. For example, primates (including those with two legs and big brains) evolved on foods rich in potassium and very low in sodium. Early humans evolved to conserve sodium, which was hard to obtain, and to excrete excess potassium, abundant in many fruits and vegetables. But Western-style diets these days are the reverse of what those early humans consumed, rich in processed foods, loaded with sodium and relatively poor in potassium. Consequently, according to a report released this year by the...