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CDC: Children’s sodium intake higher than recommended

September 11, 2014

Sodium intake among school-aged children in the United States is higher than CDC recommendations, according to a recent MMWR report.

More than 90% of children in the United States consume too much sodium, based on the Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Healthy People 2020 objective aims to reduce sodium intake by 40% and, as a result, reduce risk for hypertension.

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CDC: Children’s sodium intake higher than recommended

September 11, 2014
Sodium intake among school-aged children in the United States is higher than CDC recommendations, according to a recent MMWR report.More than 90% of…
In the Journals

Vascular elasticity changes seen with fat loss in obese adolescents

September 9, 2014
Lifestyle intervention plus metformin therapy could help obese adolescents who are at risk for diabetes reduce their body fat percentage and improve…
In the Journals

Metabolic abnormalities present in young children early after onset of overweight, obesity

September 8, 2014
Preschool-aged children who are overweight or obese display a variety of cardiometabolic risk factors, prompting researchers for a new study to…
In the Journals

NAFLD risk increased by metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women

September 5, 2014
Postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome, central adiposity and insulin resistance are at higher risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease…
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Low-carb diet reduced weight, CV risk more effectively than low-fat diet

September 3, 2014
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August 28, 2014
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