NEW DELHI: High intake of sodium — a key component of the common salt we consume daily — causes hypertension and a host of diseases associated with it.

This report documents the work of the UNICEF-GAIN Partnership Project, to improve iodine nutrition through salt iodization. It highlights the success of the global effort to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) as a public health problem.

NEW DELHI: Keeping in line with changing consumer preference towards healthier products, Swiss food giant Nestle said it will cut salt content in its instant noodles Maggi by a further 10% in 12-18

Partly inconsistent findings from previous reviews have fueled discussions on the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on obesity development. The aim was to systematically review the recent evidence in children and adults. Methods: Data were retrieved from the databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane library for the period January 2013 to October 2015. A systematic review of prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) relating SSBs to weight measures was conducted.

Foods like papads, meal-based sauces, Asian sauces, pickles, bread and bakery products were found to have high levels of salt.

In a bid to promote healthy-eating practice in schools, the Delhi government has directed schools in the city to consider banning sale of food items high in fat, sugar and salt content from their c

The researchers extracted data on iodized household salt from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys conducted in 2000 and 2010. As part of the surveys, household salt samples were tested for iodization by standardized rapid-test kits that yield results to indicate whether salt is not iodized, inadequately iodized, (less than 15 parts per million, ppm), or adequately iodized (more than 15 ppm). We calculated indices of household salt iodization in 2000 and 2010, taking into account survey sampling weights.

The chances of work for setting up a soluble salt mining project at Darang in Mandi district have brightened with Hindustan Salt Limited (HSL) finally submitting its proposal for Rs 190 crore to th

Globally, sodium intake far exceeds the level recommended by the World Health Organization. Assessing health literacy related to salt consumption among older adults could guide the development of interventions that target their knowledge gaps, misconceptions, or poor dietary practices. This study aimed to develop and validate the Chinese Health Literacy Scale for Low Salt Consumption - Hong Kong population (CHLSalt-HK).

PepsiCo has stepped up work on reducing salt and sugar in the beverages and snacks it sells in India amid growing public concern over high levels of some ingredients in packaged foods available in

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