A new study has found that a low-sodium diet is not only not beneficial to health, it may even be harmful, The New York Times reports.
A committee of experts commissioned by the Institute of Medicine at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no medical rational ... More >>
It's the ultimate salt vs. sugar smackdown! On Monday we reported that sugary drinks have been linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide annually. Now a new report presented at a conference yesterday says that eating too much salt kills 2.3 million people every year, CBS News reports.
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Now we know you were all really mad at NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for trying to ban large-sized sodas. But the man may have had a point. Sugary beverages are linked to more than 180,000 deaths worldwide annually, according to new research presented this week at an American Heart Assn. conference.
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Despite his relatively healthful diet of kelp jerky, seahorse milk and bran flakes, SpongeBob SquarePants is being accused of leading children astray in nutrition. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has placed a wanted ad with the Nickelodeon character looking disgruntled and rocking a 5 ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"For many years, American chardonnay has been a wine category that cognoscenti love to hate, a wine whose ubiquity, confected stylings and bloat have more or less condemned it to a reputation for mediocrity, a wading pool of a ... More >>
You've probably heard of The Magnificent Seven, but what about The Salty Six?
The saltiest foods might not be the ones you expect (French fries? Pretzels? Flamin Hot Cheetos?), according to the American Heart Assn. The group has singled out the "Salty Six" -- common foods that may be loaded with ex ... More >>
Bad news for pretty much everyone who's ever "partied" in L.A.
A study presented at the American Heart Association's "Scientific Sessions 2012" confab in Los Angeles concludes that la coca is "the perfect heart attack drug," in the words of lead researcher Gemma Figtree.
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People who ate yogurt once every three days had significantly lower blood pressure than those who didn't eat yogurt, according to a new study reported in MedPage Today.
In fact, they were 31% less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who ate no yogurt at all, Huifen Wang, Ph.D., of Tuft ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
Lender's Bagels are simultaneously mushy and dense, insipid pucks of dough with holes in the middle. There's no point in comparing a once-frozen Lender's bagel and the puffed-up, chewy specimens a real bagelry turns out. Still, Murray Lender, son of the label's founder, deserves accolades for expa ... More >>
Researchers say a compound in oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits may lower a woman's risk of stroke, WebMD reports. The study appears in the April issue of the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Previous studies have shown that antioxidant compounds called flavonoids in fruits and ... More >>