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2012-01-28 08:00:00

Organic Soap and Spa, manufacturer of over 150 organic and natural bath, body and beauty products released a new addition to their Black Cherry line of products. Black Cherry Salt Scrub is available in an 8 oz jar for $9.25. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 28, 2012 Organic Soap and Spa is proud to announce a new product available nationwide: Black Cherry Salt Scrub. The Black Cherry Salt Scrub, like all of Organic Soap and Spas´ salt scrubs, is a 100% organic formula. Black Cherry Salt...

2012-01-19 13:45:00

The Salt Institute has released an animated video explaining the background of the scientist known as the Salt Guru. The video shows how the Salt Guru became fascinated with NaCl and what he calls its “miracle molecules” critical for health, water conditioning and safe passage on snowy winter roads. (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 The Salt Institute has released an animated video explaining the background of the scientist known as the Salt Guru. “We hope this mini-biography...

2011-12-26 06:23:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Infants around six months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods- which often contain salt- have a greater preference for salty taste than do infants not yet eating these foods. The exposed infants consumed 55 percent more salt during a preference test than infants who weren´t introduce to starchy foods. At preschool age, the same infants were more likely to consume plain salt, demonstrating the enduring influence of early dietary exposure....

2011-12-21 11:44:51

High salt meals in staff canteens of salt policy makers: Observational study Salt policy makers in the Netherlands are consuming more than the average daily recommended salt intake of 6 grams in one hot meal at their work canteens, finds a study in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. The authors, led by Dr Lizzy Brewster at the University of Amsterdam, say the policy makers eating at their staff canteens were consuming around 15.4 grams of salt a day. They warn that this...

Preference For Salted Foods Imprinted In Early Childhood
2011-12-21 11:42:21

Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, report that infants as young as 6-months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods have a greater preference for salt than do infants not yet eating these foods. Table foods such as crackers, bread and cereals contain high levels of salt, Jenny Hope reports for The Mail Online. The exposed infants consumed 55 percent more salt during a preference test than did infants not yet introduced to starchy foods. By...

2011-11-28 17:16:03

Scientists from Max Planck identify gene responsible for hypertension Hypertension is an endemic condition with far-reaching consequences. For instance, high blood pressure is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. Other organs are also damaged by the chronic condition. Hypertension is attributed to a high salt intake and a genetic predisposition. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have now discovered that even a normal salt intake can...

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...


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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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'