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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...

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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...

Restaurants, Processed Foods Still Exceed Recommended Daily Nutritional Limits
2013-05-14 09:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Efforts to reduce sodium in processed food and fast food have been slow and inconsistent, and menu offerings at many independent and small chain restaurants often times contain two to three times the recommended caloric needs of an individual adult for a single meal, according to two research papers published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In one study, Dr. Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center for...

2013-05-04 23:00:39

The Cooking Salt Processing industry is firmly ingrained into the food sector of the economy. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Cooking Salt Processing industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 The Cooking Salt Processing industry is firmly ingrained into the food sector of the economy. Food manufacturers and processors require salt products for a multitude of uses ranging from...

Potatoes May Fight Potassium Deficiency Pandemic
2013-04-24 07:53:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research presented Tuesday at the annual Experimental Biology 2013 conference in Boston, Massachusetts points to a link between consuming white potatoes and an increased intake of potassium. According to the study, for each additional kilocalorie of white potatoes consumed by adults 19 years of age and older, there was a corresponding 1.6 mg increase in potassium intake as well as a 1.7 mg increase among children and teenagers...


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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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