Does a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Work When It Comes to Reducing Sodium Intake?

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FROM THE URBAN HEALTH MATTERS BLOG BY AMANDA LI Cardiovascular disease (CVD) currently ranks as the number one killer in the United States. In fact, one out of every four deaths can be attributed to CVD. In New York City, more than one in three adults lives with cardiovascular disease. Many factors contribute to CVD, but most research suggests that one …

Fighting Chronic Disease: The Battle Starts at a Young Age

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate Almost a third of New York adults are obese, and in 2030, New York is projected to have well over 16.3 million cases of obesity-related chronic health issues—that’s more than 80% of New York’s current population. Since 2010, DASH-NY has been fighting to stop obesity and the diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, cancers, strokes, …

Share Your Thoughts on Sodium Reduction

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Since it is processed and prepared foods, not the salt shaker, that contribute 75 percent of Americans salt intake, the Food and Drug Administration is asking for the help of the food industry and restaurants to reduce the high intake of sodium in our diets. The FDA released a draft guidance for the food industry to help reduce sodium consumption …

Another Death Knell for Sugary Drinks

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A recent wave of reporting has emphasized the negative effects of sugary drink consumption on health and its impact on the declining soda industry. A study has gone even further by demonstrating that consumption of these drinks may lead to around 184,000 adult deaths per year globally. Using surveys, national data, and published evidence, researchers calculated the direct impact of …

In Just Ten Days, Your Child Can Be Healthy Too!

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People commonly see sugar as a cause of obesity, resulting in a variety of health issues. But, what if just removing added sugar could impact health, even before it results in weight reduction?  A study from the University of California, San Francisco, showed impressive changes from a group of children by doing just that for ten days. The study looked …