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Salt Consumption Debate: Too Much Or Too Little?
2011-11-23 12:56:56

Doctors and health experts have warned us for years that too much salt intake is bad for our health, but a new study from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada suggests that too little salt intake may be just as bad for our heart health as higher doses. The new study suggests that in people with heart disease, eating too little salt is linked to a higher risk of heart-related hospitalizations and deaths nearly as much as too much salt intake. It also suggests that...

2011-11-23 10:09:20

For persons with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, urinary sodium excretion (a surrogate for salt intake) at higher levels or at lower levels compared to mid-range values was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (for higher levels) or cardiovascular death and hospitalization for congestive heart failure (for lower levels), according to a study in the November 23/30 issue of JAMA. Also, higher estimated urinary potassium excretion was associated with a reduced risk of...

2011-09-27 19:10:00

Few Americans can tell you how much sodium they should consume each day and most arenât concerned with their personal sodium intake. According to the 2011 International Food Information Council Sodium Survey, 59 percent of Americans say theyâre not concerned about their sodium intake, consistent with findings in 2009. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Few Americans can tell you how much sodium they should consume each day and most arenât...

2011-08-30 11:12:55

A gene that governs the flow of potassium in and out of cells in blood vessels could provide a new avenue for controlling blood pressure, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report in the current issue of the journal Hypertension. The gene, known as K2P6.1 or TWIK-2, is one of a family of potassium channel genes first discovered in the 1990s. In general, ion channels are tiny pores that, when opened, allow charged ions such as sodium, potassium or calcium to flow in and...

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2011-08-04 10:20:00

An updated food pyramid released last year asked that Americans consume more foods containing potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. But if they did that, according to a study in the journal Health Affairs, they would add hundreds more dollars to their annual grocery bill, MSNBC is reporting. For most Americans, however, healthier diet is more expensive than starches and sugars, making it difficult for Americans to meet new US nutritional guidelines, according to the study published...

2011-06-27 08:37:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Robins & Morton's Power and Industrial Division has been awarded an $80 million membrane conversion project by Olin Chlor Alkali Products located in Charleston, Tennessee. Gary Martin, Robins & Morton senior program manager, said the project will begin immediately and at its peak will employ an estimated 400 construction workers. The project is part of a $160 million technology update of Olin's Charleston, TN plant announced in...

2011-06-06 00:01:28

Reduce sodium more than 50 percent while improving rich, complex, gourmet flavor. Ogden, UT (PRWEB) June 05, 2011 Each year, hundreds of the world's top chefs and sommeliers from throughout Europe gather in Brussels, Belgium to test the best that the food and beverage industry has to offer. Among these chefs are those recognized with top honors from Michelin, Gault Millau, and top culinary institutes throughout Europe. These experts come together to test these foods and beverages on...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water is continuing its tradition of supporting athletes through a new charitable partnership with the esteemed Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), an organization dedicated to providing opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water is a favorite of athletes worldwide for...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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