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Sodium Reduction Videos and Podcasts

Salt Matters

Videos

Salt Matters: Preserving Choice, Protecting Health (4:29)
High sodium intake is a major contributor to high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke. More than three-quarters of Americans’ daily sodium intake comes from foods made in restaurants and purchased in grocery stores. This video outlines ways Americans can make healthier food choices with lower salt content.

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"Salt: I Can't Believe It's Still Controversial" Medscape Video
This 13 minute video is now available on Medscape. The video highlights the link between sodium intake and hypertension, the DASH sodium trial, the challenges of measuring outcomes in sodium studies, why ther'’s still controversy surrounding sodium reduction, and food labels. Please note if you are not already a member of Medscape you will need to create a free account to view the video.

Helping Children Reduce Dietary Sodium Medscape Video
CDC recently developed a two and a half minute video entitled, "Helping Children Reduce Dietary Sodium", now available on Medscape. The video highlights sodium intake in adults and children and findings from a recent CDC study indicating children are consuming as much sodium as adults. The video states that top contributors to sodium intake in children's diets include pizza, poultry, and breads/rolls. The video was developed as part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape to offer guidance directly to Medscape's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Please note if you are not already a member of Medscape you will need to create a free account to view the video.

Podcasts

Pass on the Salt
A pinch of salt can add flavor to any meal, but high sodium intake is a major cause of high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. In this podcast, CDC researcher Molly Cogswell discusses the importance of limiting the amount of salt you consume each day.

Too Much Sodium
Ninety percent of Americans age 2 and older eat too much sodium, which can increase the risk for high blood pressure and often leads to heart disease and stroke. Learn several small steps you can take to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet.

A Cup of Health With CDC—Living a Less Salty Life
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A diet high in sodium can raise blood pressure. This podcast discusses the importance of lowering sodium intake to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure.

A Minute of Health With CDC—Living a Less Salty Life
A diet high in sodium can lead to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. This short podcast focuses on how people can improve their health by becoming aware of the sodium content in their food.

A Cup of Health With CDC—More to Consider Than the Salt Shaker
A CDC study found that 9 in 10 adults consume more sodium than they need. But, as this podcast reveals, the salt shaker is not to blame.


National Academy of Sciences Podcast: Reducing Sodium Intake in the United States
In this podcast, experts discuss the role of sodium in food, the health effects of sodium, and the need for standards related to sodium content in processed and restaurant foods.

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