Salt Toxicity: Is It A Major Threat To Public Health? 8-Hour CPE Course


Dr. James J. Kenney, PhD, RD, FACN

Course Overview:

  • Lesson Rationale and Introduction
  • What is the New Adequate Intake (AI) for Salt?
  • Is the Salt Institute a Reliable Source of Information about Salt?
  • Salt Toxicity Kills More Americans than Tobacco
  • Does Dietary Salt Cause HTN in Animals?
  • The Case Against Adding Salt to the Human Diet
  • Classification and Incidence of Hypertension in America?
  • Isn’t Rising Blood Pressure with Age Physiologically Normal?
  • Human Population Studies Show Excessive Dietary Salt Is the Single Most Important Risk Factor for the Development of HTN with Increasing Age
  • Could Stress, Noise, and Inactivity Be More Important than Dietary Salt in the Development of HTN?
  • Could the Rise in Body Weight with Age in Modern Societies Be More Important than Excess Salt Intake in the Development of HTN?
  • Too Much Salt Appears to Be The #1 Cause of Essential HTN
  • Short-term Clinical Trials Miss Long-Term Effects
  • If BP Is "Normal" Why Not Wait for Hypertension to Develop before Reducing Excessive Salt intake?
  • Hypertension, Like Atherosclerosis, May Begin Early in Life
  • The Harm from Excess Salt May Not Be Due Entirely To Increased BP
  • Why Do Low-Salt Diets Often Fail to Sufficiently Lower Blood Pressure?
  • Excess Salt May Be the Real Culprit: Hypertension May Just Be a Symptom
  • Salt Toxicity Creates an Imbalance of Electrolytes in the Body
  • Sodium without Chloride Appears Less Toxic
  • Second DASH Study Proves Reducing Salt Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Does Dietary Fat Influence Blood Pressure?
  • What Effect do Alcohol, Caffeine, Licorice and Smoking have on BP?
  • Other Factors That May Increase Blood Pressure
  • What About Studies that Found More Deaths in People with Lower BP or with a Lower Salt Intake?
  • Could Reducing Dietary Salt Intake by One-Third Be Dangerous?
  • Doesn’t a Low-Sodium Diet Lead to Hyponatremia in Athletes?
  • But Aren’t Drugs the Most Effective Treatment for HTN?
  • Reducing Salt Effective for Lowering BP in Resistant Hypertension
  • Must a Low-Salt Diet be Unpalatable?
  • Study Reviews
  • The Bottom Line

Course Details:

  • 8 hour CPE course
  • Includes a certificate you can download upon completion
  • Features lifetime access to articles and certificates
  • Read lessons, take quiz, get certificate, all at your leisure
  • Learning needs codes: 4040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100