Tag: sodium

Gorillas In Rwanda Find Convenient Source Of Sodium Worryingly Close To Humans

Scientists found that mountain gorillas are putting their lives in danger to steal eucalyptus from agricultural plots. The vulnerable population gets most of their sodium intake from outside of protected areas, which could complicate conservation efforts.

Animals April 6, 2019

Cheap Alternative To Lithium Could Be Used In Next Generation Of Batteries

Purdue University researchers said that sodium powder, when used in batteries, could provide a cheaper but equally effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Sodium is not as rare as lithium which is only mined in South America.

Energy September 20, 2018

Inert Helium’s Sodium Compound Is Extra Strong: Study

Helium, famous for its reluctance to react with other elements, has formed a very strong chemical compound with sodium. According to scientists, the new compound sodium helide is highly stable and was made after squeezing helium to high pressure.

Material Science February 21, 2017

FDA Proposes Guidelines To Reduce Salt In Restaurants And Packaged Food

FDA has released a draft guidance to help lower salt content of food products commonly sold in U.S. restaurants and supermarkets. The proposal aims to decrease Americans' salt consumption and subsequently improve their health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

Low-Salt Diet Bad For Your Heart? Not So Fast!

Heart disease and stroke may be more common in people on a low-salt diet compared to those who consume moderate levels of sodium, according to a new study. However, this new idea is already generating controversy.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2016

Food Company To Inform Customers Not To Eat Its Products Every Day

Mars Food Inc. plans to label some of its food as occassional treats since these contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. This is part of the company's effort to help curb the growing obesity epidemic.

Life April 17, 2016

Electric Fork Shocks Tongue To Simulate Salty Flavor

For people who needs to limit their salt intake, a new fork can let them enjoy food with low salt content. The electric fork shocks the tongue to simulate salty flavor.

Life March 31, 2016

Judge Issues Order To Pause New York Salt Law

Court delays the implementation of New York City's Salt Law. The said law required food chains to place a salt shaker label beside food items on the menu that contain high salt.

Life March 1, 2016

High-Salt Diet Can Cause Damage To Your Liver

A high-salt diet may not only be bad for blood pressure. It may also cause damage to the liver too, according to a new study that showed eating too much salt has numerous negative effects to liver cells and function.

Life February 27, 2016

Restricting Salt Intake May Harm Heart Failure Patients

Contrary to popular recommendation, low sodium intake may not be as beneficial for heart failure patients. Researchers of a new study did not find any evidence that reducing salt in diet can improve patient conditions.

Life December 29, 2015

New York Salt Warning Rule Set To Take Effect At Chain Restaurants This Week

The new salt warning label rule in NYC applies to chain restaurants or those with a minimum of 15 establishments in the country. The salt shaker symbol will appear beside dishes with over 2,300 mg of sodium.

Life December 1, 2015

Meals Served In US Restaurants Almost As Unhealthy As Fast Food, Says Study

Researchers have found that there is not much difference in fast food and restaurant food in terms of nutritional content. Food served in restaurants are actually almost as unhealthy as fast food.

Life July 16, 2015

Higher Potassium In Diet Can Bring About Numerous Health Benefits

A new study recommended that we should focus on higher potassium intake than low-salt diet in improving our blood pressure. One example of high potassium food is guacamole which has 900 milligrams of potassium per serving.

Life April 29, 2015

Packaged Grocery Store Food In US Contains Excessive Salt: CDC

Sodium levels in most prepackaged food are too high to earn recognition for healthy eating from the FDA, according to a new study. What foods are the best — and worst — for health?

Life April 2, 2015

Toddlers Getting Too Much Sodium, Sugar From Prepackaged Foods

Commercial food products marketed for toddlers contain far more sugar and sodium than recommended. How serious is the problem?

Life February 2, 2015

Is Salt Getting a Bad Rap for Nothing? Study Shows More Salt Isn't Harmful

Salt may not be as bad for the heart as once believed - what effect does it have on cardiovascular disease?

Life January 19, 2015

The Biggest Cause of Childhood Obesity? It's Pizza

Pizza is significantly impacting nutrition of children, according to a new study that examine effects of the food on American youth.

Life January 19, 2015

New Compound Could Mean the End for Malaria Parasite

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, but has the Plasmodium falciparum parasite met its match?

Life December 8, 2014

Sandwiches: 'Light' food America loves is heavy on sodium

Your 'light' sandwich isn't as light as it seems. Without carefully choosing ingredients, sandwiches can account for a significant portion of your daily sodium intake, according to a study.

Life October 9, 2014

American kids are getting high on salt and that is NOT GOOD: CDC

Sodium levels are too high in nine out of ten American children and teens, according to a new study. What is responsible for the problem?

Life September 11, 2014

Too much, too little sodium is bad for heart, so what’s the Goldilocks amount?

To eat salt or not to eat salt, that is the question. According to a new study, too much sodium and too little sodium both may lead to greater risk of cardiovascular risk.

Life August 14, 2014

Is salt good or bad for you? A new study has some controversial theories

A new study contradicts previous research about sodium intake by suggesting that adults who do not get enough salt in their diet may have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Internet Culture August 14, 2014

To cut salt or to add salt? Medical experts shake out truth on new study

A new study found that the amount of salt most people in the U.S. consume is just right and that consuming less than 3 grams of sodium per day could raise risks of death and heart attacks the same way as consuming too much salt.

Life August 14, 2014

Too much or not enough? New study sheds light on salt consumption guidelines

A new Danish study has found that despite consuming more salt than is recommended, Americans are likely eating the ideal amount of sodium per day.

Life April 3, 2014

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