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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...

2012-09-22 23:00:33

Salt Institute Cites Report´s Own Caveats Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 23, 2012 A recent paper from the CDC on childhood salt consumption and blood pressure (Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure Among U.S. Children and Adolescents) misleads the public according to the Salt Institute. Instead of measuring sodium intake using 24-hour urine collection and analysis, the scientific standard, the CDC study relies on interviewing children and asking them what they have eaten and then...

Salt Overload: Kids Are Eating Too Much, Increasing Health Risks
2012-09-17 11:03:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Too much salt in your diet leads to an increased risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). And a recent study has found that children are consuming as much salt as adults do, leading those who consume the highest amounts to have a two to three times greater risk of developing HBP as kids who get the least amount. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said kids are getting about 1,000 milligrams...

2012-09-10 10:59:40

High blood pressure is responsible for many cardiovascular diseases that are the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. High salt intake has long been considered a risk factor, but not every type of high blood pressure is associated with high salt intake. This has puzzled scientists for a long time. However, new findings by Professor Jens Titze (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA and the University of Erlangen) now point to previously unknown mechanisms....

Stress Can Cause Some To Retain As Much Salt As Eating Fries
2012-09-07 13:47:20

When stressed, about 30 percent of blacks hold onto too much sodium, the equivalent of eating a small order of fast food French fries or a small bag of potato chips, researchers say. "This response pattern puts you under a greater blood pressure load over the course of the day and probably throughout the night as well, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Gregory Harshfield, hypertension researcher at the Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health...

Coconut Water Better For You Than Sports Drinks
2012-08-21 06:08:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Put that Gatorade down if you want to amplify your sports life and grab some coconut water instead, according to new research. Scientists said at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that coconut water deserves respect for being a good sports drink for light exercise. "Coconut water is a natural drink that has everything your average sports drink has and more," Chhandashri Bhattacharya,...

2012-08-08 23:02:22

While many public health officials and healthcare providers view reducing sodium intake as the primary strategy to lower blood pressure, a 2010 expert Roundtable indicates that strategies that encourage lifestyle modifications could yield better results, concludes an article published today in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Today. (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 While many public health officials and healthcare providers view reducing sodium intake as the primary strategy to lower blood...


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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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