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August 4, 2015

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August 4, 2015

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

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

Why Nitrate Supplementation May Increase Athletic Performance

Mar. 2, 2015 — Walk down the aisles of any food supplement store and you'll see that the use of nitrate supplements by athletes and fitness buffs has been popular for years. The hope is that these supplements ... read more

White Potatoes Should Be Allowed Under WIC, Says Report

Feb. 3, 2015 — The US Department of Agriculture should allow white potatoes as a vegetable eligible for purchase with vouchers issued by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children ... read more

Feb. 3, 2015 — Sulfites are sulfurous substances that occur naturally. They are poisonous for many life forms even at small concentrations. Sulfites and sulfur dioxide are also added to wine and dried fruit as ... read more

Low Sodium Levels Increases Liver Transplant Survival Benefit in the Sickest Patients

Jan. 27, 2015 — Researchers report that low levels of sodium in the blood, known as hyponatremia, increase the risk of dying for patients on the liver transplant waiting list. The study showed an increase in ... read more

'Fifth Taste,' Umami, Could Be Beneficial for Health

Jan. 25, 2015 — The umami taste could have an important and beneficial role in health, according to research. 'Kokumi' substances, which modify flavor, could improve the taste of low-fat foods, the ... read more

Muscle Weakness Studies Suggest Possible Therapeutic Strategies

Jan. 20, 2015 — Potential therapies for central core disease, a condition that can delay development of motor skills such as sitting, crawling and walking in affected infants, have been proposed by researchers. ... read more

Dehydration Common Among Patients Admitted to Hospital from Care Homes

Jan. 14, 2015 — Patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently appear to experience significantly greater risks of in-hospital mortality, researchers report. Old ... read more

Potassium Salts Aid Bone Health, Limit Osteoporosis Risk, New Research Finds

Jan. 14, 2015 — The potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate) plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important part in improving bone health, researchers have found. For the first time, the results also showed ... read more

Little Change Seen in Fast Food Portion Size, Product Formulation Between 1996 and 2013

Dec. 31, 2014 — Two new reports show that fast food portion sizes and product formulation, including sodium content and fat, stayed relatively the same between 1996 and 2013. The exception was a consistent decline ... read more

Premature Infants Benefit from Early Sodium Supplementation According to New Research

Nov. 18, 2014 — Early sodium supplementation for very premature infants can enhance weight gain according to a recent study. This study found significant differences between the infants who received sodium ... read more

Electronic Monitoring Device May Help Lower Salt Intake

Nov. 16, 2014 — Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to ... read more

Potassium Additives May Make Low-Sodium Meats Unsafe for Patients With Kidney Disease

Nov. 16, 2014 — Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease. Sodium-reduced foods are becoming increasingly available to ... read more

Healthy Diets Are Good for the Kidneys

Nov. 16, 2014 — A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, experts say. Dietary modifications may be a low-cost, simple intervention to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To test this hypothesis, ... read more

Nov. 5, 2014 — For years, a multidisciplinary team of researchers has tracked an elusive creature, a complex of proteins thought to be at fault in some cases of sudden cardiac death. Now they have finally captured ... read more

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