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2009-01-28 20:59:44

People trying to lower their blood pressure should also boost their intake of potassium, which has the opposite effect to sodium, a U.S. study suggests. Senior author Dr. Paul Whelton, an epidemiologist and president of Loyola University Health System, and colleagues found that the ratio of sodium-to-potassium in subjects' urine was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than sodium or potassium alone. Researchers determined average sodium and potassium intake during two phases...

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2009-01-27 10:18:15

Most people know that too much sodium from foods can increase blood pressure. A new study suggests that people trying to lower their blood pressure should also boost their intake of potassium, which has the opposite effect to sodium. Researchers found that the ratio of sodium-to-potassium in subjects' urine was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than sodium or potassium alone. "There isn't as much focus on potassium, but potassium seems to be effective in lowering blood...

2008-12-04 12:13:31

The average sodium content of 528 U.S. packaged and restaurant foods increased by less than 1 percent from 2005 to 2008, non-profit officials said. Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, said that considering the food industry's acknowledgment that sodium levels are too high, the lack of progress in decreasing the sodium content of many foods is disturbing. The medical community has long agreed that diets high in sodium are a...

2008-11-06 11:17:42

KELSO, Wash., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt. It's been a hot topic shaking up nutritionists and medical professionals for years, and now it's making waves at the government level: U.S. consumers are ingesting too much salt, between 4,000 and 6,000 milligrams of sodium daily on average(1) (or up to 15 pounds per year), substantially more than the USDA recommendation of 2,300 milligrams or less for healthy adults (1,200 to 1,500 for children). Consumers are paying a steep price for the added...

2008-10-14 12:00:23

Latin American Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: LAT) (the "Corporation" or "Latin American") reports encouraging initial brine sample results from its extensive, wholly-owned salt lake properties in northwest Argentina. The concentrations of potash and lithium in the samples are potentially economically significant because several are comparable to or higher than the brine concentrations reported in world class producing mines in the region and around the world. The Corporation's Salares...

2008-08-18 15:05:00

Ocean's Flavor, in its quest to produce healthier sea salts, is proud to introduce two new lower sodium Natural Healthy Sea Salts, thus adding to their flagship line of healthy salts. Now available from Ocean's Flavor are OF-60LSB 60% less sodium natural sea salts and OF-70LSB 70% less sodium natural sea salts. With the addition of these two outstanding healthy salts, Ocean's Flavor can provide food producers and consumers with a superior alternative to traditional high sodium table salt,...

2008-07-14 18:00:21

The phrase, "international salt talks" takes on a whole new meaning as ingredients-savvy consumers worldwide demand healthy salt in their diets. Throughout history, the world's populations have had a hearty interest in salt--sometimes financial, sometimes as a trade commodity, sometimes religious, sometimes medicinal--but always as a flavor-enhancing ingredient in foods, and as a component of health. In Ancient times, the lack of access to salt could have serious health repercussions:...

2006-06-21 10:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Replacing regular salt with a potassium-fortified alternative may help lower older adults' risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 2,000 elderly Taiwanese men, researchers found that those given a potassium-enriched salt substitute were 40 percent less likely to die of heart disease or stroke over the next two to three years. The salt alternative, which was half sodium chloride, half potassium chloride,...

2006-04-06 11:30:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK -- Increasing fluid intake by about a liter per day appears to have no negative effects in healthy older men, Dutch researchers report. Dr. Mark G. Spigt of Maastricht University and colleagues note in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society that older people are often dehydrated, partly because their sensation of thirst may be blunted. On the other hand, the elderly can easily become overly hydrated, because their kidneys tend to work less efficiently....

2005-07-06 14:35:00

DALLAS "“ July 6, 2005 "“ An enzyme known to cause hypertension increases blood pressure by activating tiny pores, or channels, in kidney cells that allow increased levels of sodium to be reabsorbed into the blood, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. The findings shed light on the underlying mechanisms that cause hypertension, and may also help explain why patients with hypertension linked to salt intake often need to take potassium supplements in order to...


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2009-07-10 12:54:52

Cesium (or Caesium) is a chemical element with the symbol Cs and atomic number 55. Caesium is a soft alkali metal that is silvery-gold. It melts and liquefies at 83 degrees Fahrenheit and is one of only five metals that are liquid close to room temperature. Caesium is a metal that is most widely known for its use in atomic clocks. Cesium comes from the Latin word caesius meaning "˜bluish-gray'. It was discovered in 1860 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff in Durkheim, Germany in mineral...

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