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2009-03-11 17:07:45

Researchers at the University of Iowa suggest that the reason many people consume too much salt is because it puts people in a better mood. Psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride -- common table salt -- they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking a sugary substance or pressing a bar that stimulates a pleasant sensation in their brains. Things that normally would be pleasurable for rats didn't elicit the same degree...

2009-03-11 11:16:56

Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood.UI psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found in their research that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride, common table salt, they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking a sugary substance or pressing a bar that stimulates a pleasant sensation in their brains."Things that normally would be pleasurable for...

2005-09-09 08:43:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Christian churches are rebranding their faith in a cinema-advertising campaign trying to boost their congregation in Britain. Billed as the UK's first cinema advertisement for Christianity the advert -- to be launched on Friday -- features mountaineer Bear Grylls, Portsmouth soccer player Linvoy Primus and model Kim Johnson. Made by film production company The Mob the one-minute advertisement features Grylls climbing a mountain, Primus scoring a goal and Johnson...