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Dietitian: American diet makes it easy to consume too much sodium

Americans can consume more than recommended amounts of daily sodium before they even reach for a salt shaker because 80% of sodium intake comes from processed, packaged and restaurant foods, including 10 common items such as bread and cheese, said registered dietitian Debbie Petitpain. To cut back on sodium, Petitpain said to compare nutrition labels, […]

Cirrhosis rates in HCV patients higher than estimated, study suggests

A study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology found the rate of cirrhosis among chronic hepatitis C patients may be up to four times higher than previous estimates because many patients are not coded correctly in medical records. Dr. Stuart Gordon at Henry Ford Health System said data showed that half of patients with a […]

Some Extra Weight May Be Linked To A Longer Life For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Reuters (5/5, Begley) reports that a study published May 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine provides a further example of what researchers refer to as the obesity paradox. Health Day (5/5, Reinberg, 16K) reports that “some extra weight may be linked to a longer life for people with type 2 diabetes.” After examining “data […]

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