Current Event Real World Science
Name: Frantz Desir Date: 3/23/13 Period: 5
Name of Article: Adults Worldwide Eat Almost Double Daily Recommended Amount of Sodium
Title/Date of Magazine or URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130321110920.htm Mar. 21, 2013 1) Who was involved? American Heart Association, World Health Organization, Saman Fahimi, M.D., 187 countries world wide 2) What has been done or discovered in the article? Saman Fahimi and his medical crew at Harvard School of Public Health have discovered that adults worldwide eat almost the double daily recommended amount of sodium.
3) How was the scientific investigation done? The researchers surveyed 247 adults for their estimated sodium intake. Each adult came from different backgrounds, regions, genders, and age.
4) Where did the scientific investigation take place? Investigation took place in the Harvard School of Public Health’s epidemiology department in Boston, Massachusetts. 5) Choose 3 new vocabulary terms and define them.
Cardiovascular: of or relating to the heart and blood vessels Epidemiology: the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of epidemics of infectious disease. Institution: the building devoted to such work.
Summarize the findings of the article in a well-formed paragraph. Discuss main ideas and include some supporting details. Make sure to include at least 2 of your vocabulary words from number 5. Having a high sodium intake can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure can affect your cardiovascular system negatively. Recently, a scientist named Saman Fahimi (MD) from the Harvard School of Public Health’s epidemiology department in Boston conducted surveys revealing that adults worldwide eat almost the double daily recommended amount of salt. The researchers surveyed 247 adults. The adults were all different...
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