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More Potassium, Less Salt In Diet Increases Health Benefits
2013-04-05 14:15:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Three new coordinated reviews have concluded one thing: Taking in less salt and more potassium reduces the risk of stroke and could make you live longer. These studies found that reducing the amount of salt in a diet can lower blood pressure, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, an increase in potassium can also help heart functions without adversely effecting kidney functions or hormone levels....

Shaking The Salt Addiction
2013-03-28 12:35:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While it is easy enough today to head down to the grocery store and pick up a container of salt, in earlier times, salt wasn´t so readily available or even affordable. One of the oldest natural preservatives and seasonings, salt has long been essential to life. And in parts of the world where salt was hard to obtain, it was sometimes traded ounce for ounce with gold. This resulted in a salt trade from North Africa to...

2013-03-26 23:03:21

“Mozaffarian study disrespectful of consumers,” says Salt Institute Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 A recent attention-grabbing paper presented at the American Heart Association conference made the sensational claim that one in 10 Americans dies from eating too much salt. But according to Morton Satin, Vice President of Science and Research for the Salt Institute, “This misleading study did not measure any actual cardiovascular deaths related to salt intake, they...

2013-03-22 15:13:48

American Heart Association Meeting report Eating too much salt contributed to 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010, representing 15 percent of all deaths due to these causes, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions. The researchers analyzed 247 surveys of adult sodium intake, stratified by...

Pre-Packaged Foods Too Salty For Young Children
2013-03-22 11:35:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On average, Americans like their food salty, but it´s and affinity that often results in conditions like hypertension and heart disease. A new study from officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that many pre-packaged children´s food may be giving the youngest Americans an early start when it comes to eating salty foods. They may also be giving these young kids an early start on lifelong health...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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