The evidence for health benefits associated with salt reduction is controversial and the "concealment of scientific uncertainty" is a mistake, researchers suggested.
Controversy about what effect too much sodium intake has on the body goes back to the early part of the 20th century, according to Ronald Bayer, PhD, and colleagues from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.
But in the last few years, the whether or not limited sodium intake has any health benefits has reached a fever pitch, they wrote online in Health Affairs.
The average person consumes about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving, two times the amount that an average person needs. And with Thanksgivimg just the start of a holiday season full of parties, sweets, holiday dinners and holiday parties.
If you’re counting calories or looking to stay trim over the holiday season, consider using the research findings of Koert van Ittersum, associate professor of marketing in Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Van Ittersum’s conducted several studies validating techniques that could help you eat less and stay svelte throughout the holiday season.
The holiday season is officially in full gear and with it comes the tempting Thanksgiving-to-New-Year’s food fest. While research shows that the average person really only gains about a pound over the course of the holidays, it can still have a big cumulative effect on waistlines. That’s because the extra weight usually doesn’t come off the following year.