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Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers recently uncovered a brain signaling pathway responsible for regulating the renal excretion of sodium.
Preliminary data from new Harvard report presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation
According to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, salt levels vary significantly between different developed countries.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Americans are consuming too much sodium these days, with most of the sodium coming from common items bought at the grocery store and restaurants.
Medical researchers, business people, chefs and concerned citizens tell the FDA to drop its salt reduction scheme.
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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