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2013-03-28 12:28:17

CHICAGO, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While almost six in 10 Americans (58%) say they watch their sodium intake, new research from Mintel on consumer attitudes toward sodium reveals that there may be some confusion on where their sodium is actually coming from. Some 72% of consumers who are currently limiting their sodium intake say they cook with less salt and 64% say they salt their food less, however only 39% buy fewer packaged foods and less than one-third (32%) say they eat at...

2013-03-26 20:22:06

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LoSalt® (www.losalt.com), maker of all-natural, reduced sodium salt alternatives, announced that they have engaged Christie Communications to expand awareness of their products and drive consumer demand in the United States through a national public relations, marketing, advertising, social media, and consumer education campaign. Christie Communications conducted extensive market research to understand the current purchasing habits of...

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...

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...

‘Sodium Rhythms’ In The Body Discovered In Space Simulations
2013-01-09 10:45:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russians were simulating a flight to Mars, and clinical pharmacologist Jenz Titze, M.D., knew that it would be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study the participating cosmonauts. Titze wanted to explore long-term sodium balance in humans because he didn't believe that the standard textbook view was entirely correct — namely, that the salt we eat is rapidly excreted in urine to maintain relatively constant body sodium levels....

2012-12-12 05:02:37

A new study shows a link between children and teenagers´ increased sodium intake and their risk of developing high blood pressure, which grows if the child or teen is overweight or obese. Slava Volman, a day care provider and educator, encourages parents and caretakers to help kids make changes to improve their diets and overall health. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 New research from the CDC demonstrates a connection between children and teenagers' high sodium intake and their...

2012-11-05 10:49:18

American Heart Association Presidential Advisory New studies support limiting daily sodium consumption to less than 1,500 milligrams, according to a new American Heart Association presidential advisory. The advisory, published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, is based on a thorough review of recent laboratory, animal, observational and clinical studies that reaffirm the association's 2011 advisory that limiting sodium (salt) to less than 1,500 mg per day is...


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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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