Identifying added sugar on labels may be helpful RESEARCH
A study published in Obesity shows that consumers think more information about added sugars on nutrition labels may be helpful. The study looked at 500 U.S. adults in a voluntary online survey.
The survey results show that the majority of consumers (63%) said that knowing how much added sugar was in a food product (as opposed to naturally occurring sugar) would be helpful. Just 18% of respondents thought that adding this information would be confusing, although this group gave reasons suggesting they would be indifferent to the information.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule that would require the declaration of added sugars on food labels.
Higher salt intake may increase risk of CVD in those with kidney disease
A study published in JAMA shows that high sodium intake may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).!
Dietary fiber may play important role in ‘successful aging’
A study published in The Journals of Gerontology shows that eating the right amount of dietary fiber from breads, cereals, and fruits may protect against disease and disability as we age.!
Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health
Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan. !
Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle
Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.!