Skip to comments.1 in 10 U.S. Deaths Blamed on Salt
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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Beware of the eeeeevil salt shaker!
Nanny State PING!
All this time I thought it was those pesky A-salt rifles
125 out of every 10 deaths is caused by something the government wants to regulate.
1 in 4 Bible Deaths Blamed on Salt
“... 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.
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".
10%, I doubt that ... more are lost to ghetto gang bangers then to salt.
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.
Very sodium indeed...
Everyone is shook up about it...
The war on salt
That’s one fine rant.
There’s no doubt about it - the principal cause of death is life.
I call warmed leavings of a male cow on this one.
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!
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.
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.)
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.