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2009-05-20 14:56:41

Excessive cola consumption can lead to muscle problems, -- from mild weakness to profound paralysis, researchers in Greece warn. We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, Dr. Moses Elisaf of the University of Ioannina in Greece said in a statement. Evidence is increasing to suggest that excessive cola consumption can also...

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2009-05-19 09:23:22

Doctors have issued a warning about excessive cola consumption after noticing an increase in the number of patients suffering from muscle problems, according to the June issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. "We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes" says Dr Moses Elisaf from the Department of...

2009-04-24 09:06:00

A research team from Northeastern University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has discovered, serendipitously, that a residue of a process used to build arrays of titania nanotubes"”a residue that wasn't even noticed before this"”plays an important role in improving the performance of the nanotubes in solar cells that produce hydrogen gas from water. Their recently published results* indicate that by controlling the deposition of potassium on the...

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2009-03-10 07:24:18

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Healthy Eating March is National Nutrition Month, and an opportunity for Americans to take control of their health, including their blood pressure, through nutritious eating. Unfortunately, a new survey found that while 97 percent of adults agree that maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important to them, more than half say they're still confused by the multitude of information available regarding heart health. The new survey conducted by National...

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2009-03-02 07:38:38

New study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association evaluates supplement intake Micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C play essential roles in maintaining health. As older adults tend to reduce their food intake as they age, there is concern that deficits in these micronutrients lead to medical problems. In a study published in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers examined how well different...

2009-02-19 14:27:51

The U.S. Geological Survey says it has determined chemicals used to remove ice from airport runways may do more environmental harm than previously realized. The USGS says 67 percent of U.S. airports that apply deicers to runways use a potassium acetate compound that might be harmful to aquatic life. Airports during the 1990s airports began using that compound to replace urea, which was known to contribute toxic ammonia to nearby streams. In the first published study of potassium acetate in...

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...

2008-11-25 15:35:42

The drop in blood potassium levels caused by diuretics commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could increase diabetes risk, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore said diuretics accelerate loss of fluids and also deplete important chemicals, including potassium, so that those who take them are generally advised to eat bananas and other potassium-rich foods to counteract the effect. Previous studies have told us that when...

2008-11-10 15:00:21

MINERAL WELLS, Texas, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Crazy Water, the natural mineral water sourced and bottled by Famous Mineral Water Co. in Mineral Wells, Texas, announces its introduction into 13 Whole Foods Market locations across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. This is the company's first step toward a national expansion of the only domestically bottled mineral water available in the United States. Crazy Water, first discovered in Texas in 1881, is a naturally occurring mineral water sourced...


Latest Potassium Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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2005-05-25 18:49:25

Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts. Potash has been used since antiquity in the manufacture of glass and soap, and as a fertilizer. The name comes from the English words pot and ash, referring to its discovery in the water-soluble fraction of wood ash. It is today principally produced by mining suitable deposits which are found throughout the world. The term has become somewhat ambiguous due to the...

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