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Salt Overload: Kids Are Eating Too Much, Increasing Health Risks
2012-09-17 11:03:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Too much salt in your diet leads to an increased risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). And a recent study has found that children are consuming as much salt as adults do, leading those who consume the highest amounts to have a two to three times greater risk of developing HBP as kids who get the least amount. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said kids are getting about 1,000 milligrams...

2012-09-12 23:00:47

Natural Health Sherpa named bromine, fluoride, and chlorine as chemicals that lead to iodine deficiency. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Natural Health Sherpa named bromine, fluoride, and chlorine as three chemicals that hinder iodine absorption, thus leading to deficiency in the mineral. Iodine is a vital nutrient that helps prevent goiter, depression, mental degradation, and many other conditions. “It is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your...

2012-09-10 10:59:40

High blood pressure is responsible for many cardiovascular diseases that are the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. High salt intake has long been considered a risk factor, but not every type of high blood pressure is associated with high salt intake. This has puzzled scientists for a long time. However, new findings by Professor Jens Titze (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA and the University of Erlangen) now point to previously unknown mechanisms....

2012-08-29 23:03:48

Salt Institute cites new report in the British Medical Journal Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Once again, a respected medical journal has published a paper demonstrating that low salt diets cause more sickness and death than regular salt consumption. In the most recent publication in the British Medical Journal, medical researchers, from the US, Italy, the UK and Canada carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials with heart failure patients. They concluded...

2012-08-20 23:00:44

Out of 3,000 companies considered to be profiled in U.S. Postal Service´s latest advertising campaign, San Francisco Salt Company was one of only three chosen. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 San Francisco Salt Company (SFSC), known for their extensive selection of spa salts and gourmet chef salts which they ship to customers all over the country, were selected to be a part of the United States Postal Service´s new promotion for their Flat Rate shipping service. The new...

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2012-08-16 21:31:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salt water is creeping up into the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico due to a drought, so the Army Corps of Engineers is building a sill in order to stop the process. The Mississippi River was closed down in New Orleans on Wednesday as Army engineers built a contraption to help stop the advancement of salt water from threatening the drinking water in the New Orleans area. Because of the low water levels in the giant river,...

2012-07-25 23:00:34

The medical industry is at arms with the salt manufactures in the United States as new reports from both sides questioning the medical benefits of salt intake. However, recent studies as well as a compelling article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com are showing that certain types of salts, known as medicinal salts are better than others for multiple health related conditions in the human body. (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 The medical industry is at arms with the salt manufactures...

2012-07-19 23:01:20

Federal guidelines on salt, especially for the elderly, may actually be harmful, according to the Salt Institute. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) recently banned salt shakers from programs that serve meals to the elderly. According to John Ratliff, Assistant Chief for Communications and Government Outreach at ODA, state agencies like his are required to ensure compliance with the USDA nutritional guidelines in order to receive federal funds. The...


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2005-05-25 18:44:16

In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-). Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity. Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic...

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