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The claims being made by the authors of the two PURE articles are troubling because the preponderance of credible scientific data continues to show that elevated BP is the single greatest CVD risk factor in most populations. Data from controlled clinical trials show that dietary salt in excess of...
 
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Last year we published an article in which I suggested that added dietary phosphates appear to be displacing trans fat as the next dietary "bad boy." Like salt, retinol, and many other nutrients, there is a growing concern that an excessive dietary intake of phosphates promotes a wide variety...
 
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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report, commissioned by the CDC, in May 2013. This report set out to evaluate data from outcome studies published since the IOM's 2004 report on water and electrolytes, which included the need for salt. The earlier report suggested no more than 1,200 to 1,500 mg of sodium were ... IOM 2013 Report on Sodium Intake
 
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Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet may help protect the kidneys of patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) with too much acid build-up in their blood. Western diets composed largely of animal and grain products are highly acidic and can lead to metabolic acidosis. As kidney...
 
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According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, the lifetime risk of a hip fracture in women is greater than the risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer combined. Osteoporosis weakens bones to the point where even a small trauma can cause a fracture. A 5-year study in Australia found that...