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Sodium Intake Among U.S. Adults — 26 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2013

Sodium Intake Among U.S. Adults — 26 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2013 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Excess sodium intake is a major risk factor for hypertension, and subsequently, heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of U.S. deaths, respectively (1). During 2011–2012, the average daily […]

Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations — United States, 2013

Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations — United States, 2013 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to diets, reduces the risk for heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, and helps manage body weight when consumed in place of more energy-dense foods (1). Adults who engage in […]

Federal Support for Nutrition Research Trends Upward as USDA Share Declines

Federal Support for Nutrition Research Trends Upward as USDA Share Declines Source: USDA Economic Research Service A recent ERS analysis of data maintained by DHHS’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that Federal investments in nutrition research more than doubled in real (inflation-adjusted) terms from 1985 to 2009 due to increased DHHS funding, especially between […]