Issue 22 June 1, 2016

CDC Science Clips: Volume 8, Issue 22, May 31, 2016

Each Tuesday, to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge, selected science clips will be posted here for the public health community. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.

This Science Clips feature focuses on the science supporting sodium reduction. Sodium increases blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. The totality of scientific evidence supports lowering sodium consumption from current levels. In light of the overwhelming body of credible, high-quality scientific evidence, sodium reduction is an achievable, effective, and critically important public health strategy to reduce blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. This Science Clips features some of the key scientific papers that highlight the importance of population wide sodium reduction. Papers include scientific studies and analyses of dietary sodium as it relates to blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), other health outcomes, and health care costs, as well as a few key papers on blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. For more information about each of these papers, please click this link for The Science Behind Sodium Reduction, Scientific Abstracts Highlighting the Importance of Sodium Reduction  by Aburto NJ, Ziolkovska A, Hooper L, et al. Cdc-pdf[PDF – 20 pages]

  1. Key Scientific Articles in Featured Topic Areas 

    Subject matter experts decide what topic to feature, and articles are selected from the last 3 to 6 months of published literature. Key topic coincides monthly with other CDC products (e.g. Vital Signs).

  2. CDC Authored Publications 

    The names of CDC authors are indicated in bold text.
    Articles published in the past 6-8 weeks authored by CDC or ATSDR staff.

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CDC Science Clips Production Staff:

  • John Iskander, MD MPH, Editor
  • Jane Gidudu, MD, MPH, Acting Editor
  • Gail Bang, MLIS, Librarian
  • William (Bill) Thomas, MLIS, Librarian
  • Kathleen Connick, MSLS, Librarian
  • Jarvis Sims, MIT, MLIS, Librarian
  • Mathieu Mazarin, MASc, Web Developer/Designer


DISCLAIMER: Articles listed in the CDC Science Clips are selected by the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library to provide current awareness of the public health literature. An article’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article’s methods or findings. CDC and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by CDC or DHHS. Opinion, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the Clips, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of CDC or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by CDC or DHHS.

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