Sources of Salt Intake

Various approaches to measuring the daily salt intake in individuals have been tried. Salt comes from: (1) natural products; (2) salt added during industrial processing; (3) salt from catering; (4) other sodium-containing sources; (5) discretionary use of salt in cooking and table salt; and (6) sodium in drinking water. Traditional methods of estimating salt intake, e.g., with economic data, lead to marked errors and usually substantial overestimates. These have now been replaced by more modern methods.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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