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Change looms for Ethiopia's ancient salt trade

Abdu Ibrahim Mohammed was 15 years old when he began trekking with caravans of camels to collect salt in a sun-blasted desert basin of north Ethiopia that is one of the hottest places on earth. Now 51 and retired, he has passed hi

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Ultra-low salt intake may not boost health

Americans at high risk for heart problems who have been told for years to sharply cut salt from their diet may not actually benefit from ultra-low sodium diets and could even face some harm, an independent panel of health experts said.

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Nestle to cut sugar, salt in cereals

  Nestle SA and General Mills will cut sugar and salt in the children's breakfast cereals they jointly market outside North America, the latest attempt by major food companies to respond to health concerns.  

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Bread a culprit in Americans eating too much salt

Nine out of 10 American adults consume too much salt and the leading culprit is not potato chips or popcorn but slices of bread and dinner rolls, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Forty-four percent of salt c

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Too much or too little salt is bad: study

Taking a moderate amount of salt may be healthier than too little or too much, researchers reported in a study likely to fuel the debate over the health effects of salt in the diet. Doctors for years have warned that high salt intake incre

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Eat ‘more fruit, less salt’

Americans need to cut salt and fat and eat more fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration said in its latest set of dietary guidelines released on Monday. The new dietary guidelines also advise cutting out sugary drinks and drinking

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Less salt for teens means healthier adults

If teens could reduce their daily salt consumption by 3,000 milligrams, they would cut their risk for heart disease and stroke significantly in adulthood, researchers said. Based on results of a computer modeling analysis, researchers proj

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Ban trans fats and cut salt, urges health body

Britain's influential health cost watchdog called on Tuesday for major changes in food production and marketing and said drastic cuts in fat and salt levels were needed to halt the scourge of heart disease. The National Institute for Healt

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