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2010-07-15 14:46:34

Restricting the amount of sodium chloride in food can lower the risk of cardiovascular morbidities. This is the conclusion that Dieter Klaus and colleagues come to in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[26]: 457-62). People whose intake of dietary sodium chloride is in excess of 6 g per day increase their risk of cardiovascular morbidities and hypertension. This is particularly notable in view of the fact that in the...

2010-07-13 17:21:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) Food Expo, July 18-20 in Chicago, Cargill will demonstrate how food and beverage manufacturers can significantly reduce sodium in their products while providing the great "salty" flavor consumers desire. Specifically, Cargill will showcase a reduced sodium tortilla made with the SaltWise® sodium reduction system, a blend of ingredients that provides a salty taste while reducing sodium...

2010-06-29 13:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced today the winning sandwich from their "Five Borough Sandwich Battle." To raise awareness about the importance of sodium reduction in your everyday diet, Boar's Head launched a search for the best New York City sandwich. Inspired by each of the NYC boroughs, Boar's Head created five different sandwich recipes made with...

2010-06-24 11:00:00

Majority of sodium comes from most commonly eaten foods ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than 10 percent of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended levels, according to a new report, "Sodium Intake in Adults - United States, 2005-2006," published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also finds that most sodium in the American diet comes from processed grains such as pizza and cookies, and meats, including poultry and luncheon...

2010-06-09 08:55:00

CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent HealthFocus® International study revealed significant confusion and concern among U.S. consumers regarding acceptable sodium levels in the foods and beverages they regularly consume. While nearly two-thirds (65%) of all consumers express some concern about sodium intake; 79% do not know that the recommended daily intake is 1500-2400mg. These results are echoed in a new study HealthFocus conducted among consumers in the UK, where...

2010-06-03 09:15:00

LIVINGSTON, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's attention to salt shows no signs of letting up. Leading health organizations like the Institute of Medicine are calling on the FDA to set formal sodium standards. The FDA has outlined a plan for proposed regulation and some food producers have already pledged to reduce sodium content. But consumers are impatient for action. A new survey released today by West Coast poultry producer Foster Farms, reveals that consumers are paying...

2010-05-04 05:00:00

Nuggets Serve Up Taste With a Heaping of Sodium and Fat YONKERS, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is some good news and some bad news from the foods and sensory labs at Consumer Reports Health, where two panels were recently convened to taste 12 brands of chicken nuggets and two made of soy. The good news: Some common ground was reached between kid testers ages 6-17 and grownup trained testers; two Consumer Reports "Best Buys" were identified. The bad news: Those yummy chicken...

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2010-04-27 07:31:00

In a campaign started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 16 U.S. food companies pledged Monday to cut salt levels in their food products. Bloomberg's campaign, the National Salt Reduction Initiative, is a grouping of cities and health organizations that are working to reduce salt content in restaurants and packaged foods by 25 percent within the next five years. Companies who pledged to join the initiative include Au Bon Pain, Goya, Mars Food US, Kraft, Starbucks, Heinz, Subway, UNO...

2010-04-26 16:24:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a national collaboration led by the City of New York, share a common goal -- to gradually lower the amount of sodium (salt) in the American diet. "Lowering sodium is essential to reversing the trend of more Americans developing high blood pressure -- a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke," said Nancy Brown, the chief executive officer of the American Heart...

2010-04-26 15:30:00

SARASOTA, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced today that they have pledged their commitment to the New York City Department of Health's National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), by meeting the recommended 2012 target levels for sodium in deli cold cuts and cheeses. This makes Boar's Head the nation's first deli meat and cheese manufacturer to have both signed on to...


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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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