Until recently, obesity was attributed solely to inadequate eating habits, genetics, or the imbalance between an excessive caloric intake and energy expenditure generally lower because of inactivity.
But now obesity is also related to changes in the composition and metabolic functions of the intestinal flora. Since, in some people, the intestinal flora extracted more calories from food eaten and in turn, synthesizes hormones that positively or negatively affect the mechanisms of hunger and satiety.
Today, it is making the transplant procedure intestinal flora from lean to obese only experimentally.
Reduce salt prevents hypertension and its risks
Salt intake, according to a number of surveys conducted in some European countries twice the prescribed amount of the daily recommendations. It is known that salt intake is a risk factor for hypertension.
As a reduction in salt intake in populations of different countries, were generated partnerships between governments and the food industry. This gradually reduced salt intake in consumer foods such as bread and some processed products.
It is a new health strategy proved to help reduce the high prevalence of diseases linked to hypertension such as: heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease, among others.