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Tax On Salt Could Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Deaths By 3 Percent
2012-04-23 04:25:01

Preliminary data from new Harvard report presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Voluntary industry reductions in salt content and taxation on products containing salt in 19 developing countries could reduce the number of deaths each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 2-3 per cent in these countries. The preliminary data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology are the first findings from a new report from Harvard that will be...

Salt In Fast Food Products Varies Country To Country
2012-04-17 05:49:08

According to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, salt levels vary significantly between different developed countries. The international group of researchers took data on the salt content of 2,124 food items in product categories from six companies around the globe. The companies included in the study were Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Subway. The researchers looked at breakfast items, burgers, chicken...

2012-04-16 22:21:59

Salt levels vary significantly in the fast foods sold by six major companies in various developed countries, which suggests that technical issues, often cited as barriers to salt reduction initiatives, are not the issue, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). An international team of researchers from Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States looked at data on the salt content of 2124 food items in seven product categories...

Americans Consume Too Much Sodium, Bread One Big Culprit
2012-02-08 06:28:54

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Americans are consuming too much sodium these days. According to the report, Americans are consuming around 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, excluding added salt at the table. And most of the sodium is coming from common items bought at the grocery store and restaurants. The CDC suggests that Americans should consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day and 6 in 10 people should only consume 1,500 milligrams of sodium...

2012-02-01 13:55:00

Medical researchers, business people, chefs and concerned citizens tell the FDA to drop its salt reduction scheme. The Salt Institute says the passionate response shows public wants no federal action on salt, an essential nutrient needed for good health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 After conducting one of the most exhaustive studies ever on the health impact of salt, two leading medical researchers have told the Food and Drug Administration that “the question of sodium...

British Teen Collapses After Lifelong McNugget Addiction
2012-01-31 08:20:05

A 17-year-old British factory worker who ate little else but McDonald´s Chicken McNuggets and fries for 15 years was rushed to a hospital earlier this week when she collapsed at work struggling the breathe. Stacey Irvine — who says she has never tasted fresh fruit or vegetables — arrived at the hospital so deficient in vitamins and nutrients that she had to be injected with them.  Her anemic condition had caused inflamed veins to develop on her tongue. And while...


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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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.