The IAFNS Sodium Committee supports collaboration among academic, industry and government scientists; and applied research on the connection between sodium and related nutrients and health.
The committee has three primary areas of focus for its work:
- facilitate stakeholder dialogue on topics related to sodium and potassium intake,
- support applied clinical or epidemiological research to improve the understanding of sodium as relevant to health, and
- address the challenges of sodium reduction in food, consumer preference, acceptance, and communication.
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This review highlights the gaps in knowledge and methodological challenges discussed during the Experimental Biology 2019 expert panel session titled “Moving the Needle on Hypertension: What Knowledge Is Needed?”
This review is based on a session at the American Society for Nutrition 2018 Annual Meeting, which brought together stakeholders to discuss the developments, progress, conundrums, and opportunities toward reducing sodium intakes.
Higher intakes of potassium, calcium, and magnesium and lower intakes of sodium have been associated with a lower risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. In this study, the associations of mineral intake and mineral-sodium intake ratios with blood pressure were investigated.
This workshop aimed to provide greater knowledge and appreciation of the opportunities and challenges facing the food industry in answering the public health community’s call to reduce sodium levels in the food supply.
NSSRI, the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative is a partnership of organizations and health authorities from across the US, convened by the New York City Health Department. The organization provides voluntary reduction targets for sugar and salt and asks food and beverage companies to commit to meeting them. The organization notes it plans to monitor sugar levels in packaged foods and beverages that contribute the majority of added sugar to the diet over time.
Please join us for a Mini Virtual Symposium organized by the IAFNS Sodium Committee, focusing on dietary sodium and the gut microbiome and downstream effects on markers of health.
Mini Virtual Symposium organized by the IAFNS Sodium Committee, focusing on dietary and physiological sodium and immune response and function.
The objective of this meeting is to foster cross-sector dialogue related to reducing sodium in the food supply and intake, and to identify information needs and next steps for IAFNS and stakeholders broadly.
Experimental Biology (EB) brings together life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research.