Washington State University researchers have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride tied to poor health. “It’s a stealth approach, not like buying the ‘reduced salt’ option, which people generally don’t like,” said Carolyn Ross, a Food Science professor at WSU. “If we can stair-step people down, […]Continue Reading ...
For many years, radioactive iodine which emits beta rays has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. Generally, 5-year survival rates may exceed 90%. However, some thyroid tumors become resistant to iodine treatment (“iodine-refractory”), and a breakthrough approach is needed. Many research groups have attempted to determine new methods for treatment of iodine-refractory thyroid cancer; […]Continue Reading ...
Study turns common knowledge on its head by challenging experts’ traditional recommendations Lightheadedness with standing, otherwise known as postural lightheadedness, results from a gravitational drop in blood pressure and is common among adults. While mild in many adults, it has been cited as an important contributing factor in some harmful clinical events, such as falls. […]Continue Reading ...
Drugs that inhibit a hormone that constricts blood vessels also help improve sodium excretion in blacks who hold onto too much sodium in the face of stress, investigators report. The drugs are angiotensin receptor blockers and the study appears to be the first to look at their impact on sodium excretion in sodium retainers, investigators […]Continue Reading ...
July 31, 2018 Recently, Health Canada, the Canadian government’s public health department, announced new sodium reduction efforts despite the latest scientific evidence. Such efforts have been tried in other countries, such as South Africa without any success. Increasing pressure on food manufacturers with ‘voluntary’ sodium reduction targets goes against a 2013 recommendation by Hypertension Canada […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies have contested that relationship, but a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology by investigators from Brigham and Women’s […]Continue Reading ...
June 27, 2018 People trying to get in beach body shape for the summer often head for the salad bar at restaurants. But many of those salads contain more calories, sodium and fat than consumers may want, says a University of Florida nutrition expert. As National Salad Week approaches next month, Laura Acosta, a registered […]Continue Reading ...
May 30, 2018 While Chinese dishes are known to have one of the highest salt contents of all food categories, new research finds that a cooking training for Chinese take-out chefs and restaurant owners can result in substantial reductions in sodium in the foods they serve with no substantial loss of taste. This study was […]Continue Reading ...
Sodium and potassium dietary reference intake values updated in new report; introduces new category for sodium based on chronic disease risk reduction A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reviews current evidence and updates intake recommendations known as the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for sodium and potassium that were established […]Continue Reading ...
Link found between zinc, blood pressure and kidney sodium transporter in mouse study Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology. Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic illnesses such […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt. Fewer than five per cent of individuals in developed countries exceed that level. The large, international study […]Continue Reading ...
July 27, 2018 A toxin from the desert bush spider is helping researchers understand more about human and insect biology, which could lead to new treatments for health conditions and bee-friendly insecticides. Professor Glenn King Scientists from The University of Queensland and Princeton University have used the potent insecticidal toxin—Dc1a—to investigate the molecular structure of […]Continue Reading ...
July 12, 2018 Researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in Brazil have tested a treatment with sodium nitroprusside in a strain of rats that spontaneously develop some of the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. The results obtained with a group of adolescent animals suggest that preventive treatment of the disease may be possible […]Continue Reading ...
June 22, 2018 Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies have contested that relationship, but a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]Continue Reading ...
May 21, 2018 A rare genetic disorder in which people are suddenly overcome with profound muscle weakness is caused by a hole in a membrane protein that allows sodium ions to leak across cell membranes, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle have found. The condition is called hypokalemic periodic paralysis. […]Continue Reading ...
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