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2012-06-26 23:00:34

The current average levels of salt consumption are well within the healthy range according to a comprehensive review in the American Journal of Hypertension. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 The current average levels of salt consumption are well within the healthy range according to a comprehensive review of all the available research on sodium intake and health outcomes. This review, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, identified the ideal range for optimum health and...

2012-06-19 09:25:01

Eating a high-salt diet for several years may damage blood vessels – increasing your risk of developing high blood pressure, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. People with this type of blood vessel damage who eat a high-salt diet are more likely to develop hypertension, or high blood pressure. This research hints at the presence of a "sodium amplification loop" in which eating too much salt for a long time damages blood vessels,...

2012-06-04 19:17:00

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers recently uncovered a brain signaling pathway responsible for regulating the renal excretion of sodium. The findings appear in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Hypertension, or chronic high blood pressure, affects one-third of adults, significantly increasing cardiovascular risk and mortality. Approximately 50 percent of hypertensive patients are salt-sensitive and exhibit an increase in...

Salt In Fast Food Products Varies Country To Country
2012-04-17 05:49:08

According to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, salt levels vary significantly between different developed countries. The international group of researchers took data on the salt content of 2,124 food items in product categories from six companies around the globe. The companies included in the study were Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Subway. The researchers looked at breakfast items, burgers, chicken...

2012-04-16 23:37:31

First ever visualization of how powder becomes molten glass could lead to greener manufacture at lower temperatures Scientists have for the first time visualised the transformation of powder mixtures into molten glass. A better understanding of this process will make it possible to produce high quality glass at lower temperatures, leading to significant energy savings in industrial glass manufacturing. The team of scientists was led by Emmanuelle Gouillart from the joint research unit...

2012-04-16 22:21:59

Salt levels vary significantly in the fast foods sold by six major companies in various developed countries, which suggests that technical issues, often cited as barriers to salt reduction initiatives, are not the issue, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). An international team of researchers from Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States looked at data on the salt content of 2124 food items in seven product categories...

Americans Consume Too Much Sodium, Bread One Big Culprit
2012-02-08 06:28:54

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Americans are consuming too much sodium these days. According to the report, Americans are consuming around 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, excluding added salt at the table. And most of the sodium is coming from common items bought at the grocery store and restaurants. The CDC suggests that Americans should consume less than 2,300 milligrams per day and 6 in 10 people should only consume 1,500 milligrams of sodium...


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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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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