Oversold on Sodium: How too much salt affects our health
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Canadians consume more than 3,000 mg of sodium per day, more than twice the amount they need. We have a major salt tooth, and we need to start cutting back. Since sodium contributes to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke, heart disease and kidney disease, our high-salt diets may be cutting our lives short. Researchers and policy makers across the country are looking for solutions.
Join us for a lively discussion on sodium in our society. This free event is presented by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Charlene Elliott
University of Calgary
Dr. Sheldon Tobe
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
Dr. Andrew Pipe
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ms. Beatrice Politi
Health Correspondent, Global News