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2011-07-26 09:55:00

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As more Americans work to limit their sodium intake, they find an increasing number of low-sodium cooking products on the shelves. But those who want to make low-sodium baked goods have struggled to find the ingredients they need. Until now. Long known by health-conscious consumers as a trusted source of baking ingredients, Clabber Girl's Rumford brand now offers a reduced-sodium baking powder that's guaranteed to produce light and fluffy...

2011-07-07 00:27:34

A new animal study finds that too much or too little salt has an impact, and could lead to a lifetime of high blood pressure  A new animal study from Europe has drawn an association between pregnant mothers' sodium intake and their newborn's kidney development.  Among the most significant aspects of the study's findings is that either too much or too little salt during pregnancy had an adverse effect on the prenatal development of the offspring's kidneys. The consequence of such...

2011-07-07 00:00:29

Salt Institute calls on government to cease anti-salt efforts. Health policy should be based on science and evidence, not politics and ideology. (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 The latest medical research has again confirmed that government policy on reducing salt consumption is ill-advised and possibly hazardous to the public's health. "The scientific evidence is overwhelming," said Lori Roman, President of the Salt Institute. "A study by the world-renowned Cochrane Collaboration, published today in...

2011-06-21 18:32:32

Maxim Bazhenov and Giri Krishnan used computational model to study epileptic seizures at the molecular level; research could lead to novel therapeutics for seizure disorder Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have made a discovery in the lab that could help drug manufacturers develop new antiepileptic drugs and explore novel strategies for treating seizures associated with epilepsy "“ a disease affecting about two million Americans. Neurons, the basic building blocks...

2011-06-14 01:32:38

In the search for superconductors, finding ways to compress hydrogen into a metal has been a point of focus ever since scientists predicted many years ago that electricity would flow, uninhibited, through such a material. Liquid metallic hydrogen is thought to exist in the high-gravity interiors of Jupiter and Saturn. But so far, on Earth, researchers have been unable to use static compression techniques to squeeze hydrogen under high enough pressures to convert it into a metal. Shock-wave...

2011-06-13 08:30:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo, Cargill introduced FlakeSelect(TM), a portfolio of products that enables food manufacturers to reduce sodium in snacks, baked goods and processed foods, or reformulate with sea salt, while maintaining the great salt taste consumers expect. FlakeSelect(TM) uses Cargill's patent-pending compacting technology to combine salt and other ingredients. The compacting process applies pressure...

2011-06-06 00:01:28

Reduce sodium more than 50 percent while improving rich, complex, gourmet flavor. Ogden, UT (PRWEB) June 05, 2011 Each year, hundreds of the world's top chefs and sommeliers from throughout Europe gather in Brussels, Belgium to test the best that the food and beverage industry has to offer. Among these chefs are those recognized with top honors from Michelin, Gault Millau, and top culinary institutes throughout Europe. These experts come together to test these foods and beverages on...

2011-05-18 00:10:16

An essential component of animal nervous systems"”sodium channels"”evolved prior to the evolution of those systems, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered. "The first nervous systems appeared in jellyfish-like animals six hundred million years ago or so," says Harold Zakon, professor of neurobiology, "and it was thought that sodium channels evolved around that time. We have now discovered that sodium channels were around well before nervous systems...

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2011-05-04 09:10:00

Consuming a lot of salt may not lead to high blood pressure or heart disease in healthy people, according to a new European study. In January, the U.S. government released new salt intake guidelines recommending that Americans should consume less than 2,300 milligrams of salt a day, and 1,500 milligrams for those who are at a higher risk of high blood pressure or heart disease. However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that there is no...

2011-05-03 22:56:56

In a study conducted to examine the health outcomes related to salt intake, as gauged by the amount of sodium excreted in the urine, lower sodium excretion was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death, while higher sodium excretion did not correspond with increased risk of hypertension or cardiovascular disease complications, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA. "Extrapolations from observational studies and short-term intervention trials suggest that...


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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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