Latest Salt Stories

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...

Salt Intake At Risky Levels Worldwide
2013-03-22 05:38:37

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A disturbing bit of news was reported Thursday at the American Heart Association´s (AHA) Nutritional, Physical Activity and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions. Tracking average sodium consumption globally, it was determined that intake from commercially prepared foods, table salt, and salts and soy added during cooking amounted to nearly 4,000 milligrams per day. From this...

2013-03-13 14:50:22

80 percent of survey respondents agree food industry should use less salt, according to new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology Many Canadians are concerned about dietary sodium and welcome government intervention to reduce sodium intake through a variety of measures, including lowering sodium in food, and education and awareness, according to a national survey. The top barriers to limiting sodium intake are a lack of lower sodium packaged and processed foods and lower...

Hacker Infiltrates Evernote, Company Urges Password Reset
2013-03-03 05:40:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cloud-based note taking and archival service Evernote announced on Saturday that they had initiated a site-wide password reset after detecting suspicious activity on their network. According to Chris Davies of Slashgear, the incident is believed to be the work of a hacker. The individual compromised the company´s servers, accessing usernames and email addresses in addition to encrypted passwords during the attack....

2013-02-19 23:00:51

It´s never too late to start a new habit — and now may be the time to do just that. February's American Health Month is a good wake up call for everyone. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 For those who have gotten that phone call in the middle of the night with news that a love one has died from an unexpected heart attack, you know it´s a moment you´ll never forget. Over two thousand Americans die each day from heart disease, making it one of the nation´s...

Your Tongue Is Equipped To Guard Against Excessive Salt Concentrations
2013-02-15 05:26:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salt is a necessity for life, yet too much of it can have detrimental effects, such as hypertension or kidney failure in humans. New research from a team of American biochemists has discovered how mammals´ tongues are equipped to guard against ingesting high concentrations of salt. According to the team´s report in the journal Nature, their findings could be used to help control the diet of individuals who eat too much...

Sodium Reduction Could Save Half Million US Lives Over Ten Years
2013-02-12 07:33:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s common knowledge too much sodium in your diet dangerously raises your blood pressure levels, posing serious harm to your heart and overall health. But with so many foods loaded with salt, it is often difficult limiting the amount of the dangerous chemical in your diet. But all the same, it is important to find ways to cut back now before it´s too late. The American Heart Association (AHA) has been at the forefront...

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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