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European Union Wants To Healthier Tastier Foods
2013-07-30 15:01:17

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How great would it be if pizza were healthy? The trouble is that frozen pizza, like most ready-to-eat foods, contains lots of sugar, salt and fat. The European Commission (EC), the executive body for the European Union (EU), is seeking to find alternatives that will be both healthier and tasty. The EC created a white paper in 2007 stating its goals to "set out an integrated EU approach to contribute to reducing ill health due to poor...

High Blood Pressure Increasing In Children
2013-07-16 13:28:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past 13 years, the number of children between the ages of 8 and 17 with high blood pressure has risen by 27 percent, according to a new study in the journal Hypertension. The study authors said higher body mass and increased levels of sodium intake were to blame for the troubling rise. "High blood pressure is dangerous in part because many people don't know they have it," said co-author Bernard Rosner, a professor of...

2013-06-18 13:49:47

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodized salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children. The study-— led by researchers from the University's Robinson Institute — has prompted calls for pregnant women to keep taking iodine supplements. Iodine deficiency is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most common preventable cause of brain damage in the world. "Iodine is an...

2013-06-18 09:46:53

But wide variations persist and further targets are needed, say researchers The average salt content of packaged bread sold in the UK has fallen by 20 per cent over the past decade. But salt levels still vary widely, indicating that further targets are required, finds research published in the online only journal BMJ Open. Bread is the biggest contributor of dietary salt in the UK, providing almost a fifth of the total derived from processed foods. The recommended daily intake for UK...

Salt Consumption Can Lead To Bone Fracture After Menopause
2013-06-18 09:08:26

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online No matter how excellent a woman´s bone density is, a high salt diet after menopause raises her risk of breaking a bone according to a recent study. Researches from the Japanese study discovered women who consumed the highest amount of sodium had more than four times the risk of a nonvertebral fracture, which is a fracture at any site other than the spine. “Excessive sodium intake appears to be a risk factor for...

2013-06-14 10:21:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a natural instinct to want to swat a fruit fly in your kitchen, but a group of researchers led by UC Santa Barbara´s Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and the Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) say don´t. According to their new study, that fly could have a major impact on our progress in deciphering sensory biology and animal behavior. And that might someday provide a better...

Peer Pressure And Soy Sauce Overdose Puts Teen Into Coma
2013-06-09 08:19:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online It was almost “death by condiment” for a 19-year-old man, who very nearly lost his life after consuming more than a quart of soy sauce on a dare, various media outlets reported over the weekend. The unnamed teenager, who was the subject of a case study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, slipped into a coma with seizure-like activity after overdosing on the sodium-heavy substance. He was rushed to the...

2013-05-28 23:22:41

Heart disease and related issues, including stroke, is the number one killer in America, and what we eat impacts heart health. Keeping the ticker ticking with low sodium meals can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Heart disease and related issues, including stroke, is the number one killer in America, and what we eat impacts heart health. Keeping the ticker ticking with low sodium meals can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke....

Lower Sodium Intake May Not Be Healthiest Option
2013-05-15 11:23:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most studies that examine the link between sodium consumption and health outcomes support recommendations that lower sodium intake is necessary to combat serious health risks such as heart disease and stroke. However, new evidence from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests that lowering sodium intake to below 2,300mg per day could also lead to adverse health effects. On average, Americans today consume more than 3,400 mg of...

2013-05-14 23:20:04

The Salt Institute responds to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. The review raises questions about possible harm caused by sodium reduction efforts and recognizes that blood pressure is only one of many factors that should be considered in...

Latest Salt Reference Libraries

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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