It may seem counterintuitive, but a new study review suggests that consuming too little salt could be harmful to heart failure patients.
Doctors currently recommend a low-sodium diet to lower blood pressure and avoid fluid buildup and swelling, which can be common symptoms for heart failure. The condition develops when the heart muscle becomes too weak or stiff to effectively pump blood ...
People who douse their meals in salt may have a shorter life than those who rarely reach for the salt shaker, a large new study suggests.
The study, of more than 500,000 British adults, found that those who always sprinkled salt on their food at the table were 28% more likely to die prematurely than people who rarely added salt to their meals.
Instead of adding salt to their meals, older adults can use spices to give their food more zip and keep their blood pressure under control, new research suggests.
"We were working specifically with a population of older adults to see if we could reduce the amount of salt in a product and then tailor it to their tastes," explained study leader Carolyn Ross. She is a professor of food scien...
Everyone knows that drinking plenty of water every day can improve your health in a myriad of ways, but here's a lesser-known benefit: New research suggests that middle-aged adults can lower their long-term risk for heart failure by simply drinking enough water on a daily basis.
The finding follows an analysis that stacked heart health up against blood salt levels -- an indicator for over...
Load up on veggies -- especially beans, Italian researchers recommend.
They've published a comprehensive review of research on eating habits and heart disease that provides consistent evidence that eating less salt and animal proteins and more plant-based foods is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
If there was an Oscar for "most unhealthy food in a leading role," many of America's most popular movies would be serious contenders.
That's the conclusion of a new review of food content featured in 250 top-grossing U.S. movies. More often than not, the fictional food choices were so bad they wouldn't make the cut of real-world dietary recommendations, the study authors said.
If you want a longer, healthier life, try replacing that steak with beans, vegetables or whole grains -- but preferably not a fast-food veggie burger.
That's according to two preliminary studies by Harvard researchers. They found that people who eat plenty of "high-quality" plant foods instead of red or processed meat have a lower risk of heart attack and tend to live longer.
Too much salt has long been linked to high blood pressure. In fact, one way to help control blood pressure is to reduce your salt intake. Research done at Vanderbilt University and published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that salt may also be involved in weight gain.
Traditional thinking has been that salty foods make people drink more water, but the scientists...
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds -- we hear a lot about the "best" food groups for health. But what about the worst ones? What foods should you be eliminating or at least cutting back on?
Research published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at dietary intake and 318,000 deaths from diabetes, stroke and heart disease. In addition ...
You know that too much salt contributes to high blood pressure, but you might not realize how easily eating out could put you and your kids at risk.
Many entrees at leading restaurants and fast food places contain almost a full day's allotment of salt, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Remember, that's 2,300 milligrams, or about one teaspoon.