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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

A New Alternative to Sodium: Fish Sauce

Feb. 2, 2016 — Vietnamese fish sauce added to chicken broth, tomato sauce and coconut curry reduced the amount of sodium chloride by by 10-25 percent while still maintaining the perceived deliciousness, saltiness ... read more

Piecing Together the Cells Elevator-Like Mechanism for Sodium

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have pieced together how sodium is transported into and out of our cells. This could be a potential benefit for the development of novel treatments against some forms of cancer and ... read more

Call for Government to Curb the Production and Sale of Cheap Salty Junk Food

Sep. 11, 2015 — A World Health Organization adviser is calling for the British government to stop food manufacturers and distributors producing and selling unhealthy, cheap, salty junk ... read more

Heart Researchers Take Important Step Toward New Target to Treat Arrhythmia

Sep. 8, 2015 — A new target has been identified by researchers hope will help make the next drug discovery for patients with heart arrhythmias happen sooner. The key may reside in voltage-gated sodium channels, ... read more

The Result of Eating Too Much Salt Can Be Measured in Blood Pressure

July 29, 2015 — Eating too much salt long term or gradually increasing salt consumption over time both significantly raise the risk of developing high blood pressure. A study of adults with normal blood pressure in ... read more

Kidney, Bladder Stones Do Not Increase Postmenopausal Women's Risk of Osteoporosis

July 13, 2015 — Postmenopausal women with kidney or bladder stones are not at increased risk for osteoporosis, but they do have about a 15 percent increased risk of another painful stone, physician-scientists ... read more

July 10, 2015 — A radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to highlight the build-up of unstable calcium deposits in arteries, a process that can cause heart attack and ... read more

Restaurant Meals Can Be as Bad for Your Waistline as Fast Food Is

July 1, 2015 — When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study ... read more

Quiet That Ringing in the Brain

June 23, 2015 — Epilepsy and tinnitus are both caused by overly excitable nerve cells. Healthy nerves have a built-in system that slams on the brakes when they get too excited. The 'brakes' are actually ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

Potassium Improved Blood Pressure in Teen Girls, Salt Had No Adverse Effect

Apr. 27, 2015 — Eating 3,000 mg per day of salt or more appears to have no adverse effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls, while those girls who consumed 2,400 mg per day or more of potassium had lower blood ... read more

Scientists Pinpoint Brain-Swelling Mechanism

Apr. 23, 2015 — A significant discovery has been made uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head. The research paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe brain damage following ... read more

More Salt Doesn't Mean Better Performance for Endurance Athletes

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study cast doubts on the popular idea that salt consumption can help endurance athletes during competition. "While moderate sodium consumption is perfectly reasonable and should be ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered the atomic structure of KR2, a light-driven transporter for sodium ions which had only recently been discovered. Based on the structural information the team then identified ... read more

Are Current Dietary Guidelines for Sodium and Potassium Reasonable?

Apr. 7, 2015 — A recent study looked at how well people in France, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States are meeting World Health Organization dietary goals for limiting sodium and increasing potassium ... read more

Stinging Nettle Chemical Improves Cancer Drug

Mar. 20, 2015 — A cancer drug could be made 50 times more effective by a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants, new research finds. Derived from formic acid which is commonly found in a number of natural ... read more

A Pinch of Baking Soda for Better Vision?

Mar. 17, 2015 — A new study describes how bicarbonate also alters how we see by modifying the visual signal generated by rod and cone photoreceptors that detect light. Bicarbonate (baking soda) makes sparkling water ... read more

Preparation of Food Grade Capsules for Targeted Drug Delivery

Mar. 12, 2015 — A novel capsule has been designed with zein and pectin by taking the advantage of the substances' unique physicochemical properties. Zein is a major corn protein, while pectin is a gelforming ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Physicians have provided evidence that even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys and ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — The effectiveness of salt on sports performance in triathletes has been evaluated by researchers. The athletes who added this supplement to their usual hydration routines during the competition took ... read more

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