Omar Dary

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Perspectives High dietary salt is considered to cause about 30% of cases of hypertension. 1 Globally, approximately one quarter of the adult population has hyperten-sion, a leading risk factor for premature death. By 2025 it will affect 1.56 billion adults in the world and more than 90% of those aged 80 years or more will develop hypertension. High salt(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the usefulness of urine sodium (Na) excretion in spot or timed urine samples to estimate population dietary Na intake relative to the gold standard of 24-hour (h) urinary Na. METHODS An electronic literature search was conducted of MEDLINE (from 1950) and EMBASE (from 1980) as well as the Cochrane Library using the terms "sodium,"(More)
Fortification is the process of adding nutrients or non-nutrient bioactive components to edible products (e.g., food, food constituents, or supplements). Fortification can be used to correct or prevent widespread nutrient intake shortfalls and associated deficiencies, to balance the total nutrient profile of a diet, to restore nutrients lost in processing,(More)
High dietary salt is a major cause of increased blood pressure, the leading risk for death worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that salt intake be less than 5 g/day, a goal that only a small proportion of people achieve. Iodine deficiency can cause cognitive and motor impairment and, if severe, hypothyroidism with serious mental(More)
OBJECTIVE To utilize complementary biochemical and dietary data collected before the initiation of national flour fortification to (i) identify micronutrient insufficiencies or deficiencies and dietary inadequacies in Palestinian women and children in vulnerable communities and (ii) assess the suitability of the current wheat flour fortification formula. (More)
Revisión sistemática de estudios comparativos entre recolección de muestras de orina de 24 horas y puntual para calcular el consumo de sal en la población* * Traducción completa del artículo publicado en el número especial sobre Prevención de enfermedades cardiovasculares y reducción de sal en la dieta, Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, octubre de 2012.
Direct observation of the food consumed by a four-year-old girl (see article on page 21). SIGHT AND LIFE NEWSLETTER 3/2000 2 support for training and education. We are impressed by the numerous responses and by the many activities that are already being initiated. We would like to thank all those who help within their possibilities to eliminate vitamin A(More)