Latest Potassium in biology Stories

salt debate
2014-08-14 07:39:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Consuming too much salt has long been associated with risk of high blood pressure, but cutting back too much on sodium could also be hazardous to your health, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Lead author Dr. Martin O’Donnel of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and his colleagues concluded in their study that consuming less than three grams of sodium per...

Winter Road Salt Is Wreaking Havoc On Summer Butterflies
2014-06-10 09:32:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the winter months, road salt is just one of those things we take for granted. It makes driving easier in icy and snowy conditions. We already know that road salt takes a toll on lakes and rivers, but what is it doing to the organisms that live and forage at the edge of our roadways? Very little is understood about consequences for the development and evolution of wild animals created by how the use of road salt has altered...

2014-04-02 12:33:40

A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds evidence that the average daily sodium intake of most Americans is actually associated with better health outcomes than intake levels currently recommended by the CDC and major health departments, which are now being viewed by many in the scientific community as excessively and unrealistically low. The study, "Compared With Usual Sodium Intake, Low-and Excessive-Sodium Diets Are Associated With Increased Mortality: A...

2014-03-31 23:36:33

New Downloadable List of 50 Foods Low in Potassium Hickory, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Potassium is a vital nutrient that affects nerves and muscles. Keeping the right balance of potassium in your body is vital to keep you healthy and on the move. Too much potassium in your system can cause things like an irregular heartbeat. The good news is that if you eat too much food with high potassium levels, the kidney excretes the excess potassium as a self-regulating mechanism. The...

2014-01-27 15:13:00

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have identified how a mutated protein can lead to holes in a protein sitting in a cell's membrane. Such holes cause high blood pressure, and the discovery can now lead to new and better medication for high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be caused by many things - one of them being a specific mutated protein. Now the researchers at University of Southern Denmark have found out exactly what unfortunate events in the human organism...

2013-11-21 23:28:59

The last thing anyone wants to hear before Thanksgiving is diet advice. But if you want to ensure a better chance that you’ll celebrate many more holiday seasons, consider cutting back on sodium, or letting Mom's Meals make some deliveries. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The last thing anyone wants to hear before Thanksgiving is diet advice. But if you want to ensure a better chance that you’ll celebrate many more holiday seasons, consider cutting back on sodium,...

Low-Sodium Diet May Help Heart Failure Patients Live Better
2013-09-25 07:22:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research presented at the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) meeting in Orlando, Florida this week reveals that diet can dramatically lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure. Patients saw a drop in blood pressure similar to taking anti-hypertension medicine after following a low-sodium Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet eating plan for 21 days. “Our...

2013-09-09 23:23:01

Balancing the body’s electrical system during weight loss is critical to avoid cell malfunction, muscle cramps, and even cardiac complications. Diet Doc’s new Electrolyte Capsules are the sensible solution to keeping these elements balanced. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Sometimes confused with the flu, an electrolyte imbalance can leave one feeling bad all over with muscle cramping, weakness and headache. These symptoms, however severe or mild, should not be taken...

High Blood Pressure Increasing In Children
2013-07-16 13:28:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past 13 years, the number of children between the ages of 8 and 17 with high blood pressure has risen by 27 percent, according to a new study in the journal Hypertension. The study authors said higher body mass and increased levels of sodium intake were to blame for the troubling rise. "High blood pressure is dangerous in part because many people don't know they have it," said co-author Bernard Rosner, a professor of...

Salt Consumption Can Lead To Bone Fracture After Menopause
2013-06-18 09:08:26

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online No matter how excellent a woman´s bone density is, a high salt diet after menopause raises her risk of breaking a bone according to a recent study. Researches from the Japanese study discovered women who consumed the highest amount of sodium had more than four times the risk of a nonvertebral fracture, which is a fracture at any site other than the spine. “Excessive sodium intake appears to be a risk factor for...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.