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Canadians finding it tough to shake the salt habit
Canadians know that too much salt isn't good for their diets, but half still continue to shake it on, according to a new study by University of Alberta researchers. (2009-11-17)

Low-sodium advice for asthmatics should be taken with a grain of salt
Following a low-sodium diet does not appear to have any appreciable impact of asthma control as once thought, according to new research. (2008-07-15)

Study finds inconsistent and slow reduction in sodium levels in processed and restaurant's food
A study by Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C., and colleagues suggest voluntary reductions in sodium levels in processed and restaurant foods is inconsistent and slow. (2013-05-13)

Opening a channel for salt retention
A research team has developed the first small molecule that can reversibly activate a key protein involved in balancing sodium levels, paving the way for drugs that can treat low blood pressure and related conditions. (2008-04-25)

Sowing seed on salty ground
Salty soil caused by irrigation practices in arid regions has become a major agricultural problem. Julian Schroeder and coworkers investigated a sodium transporter called OsHKT2;1 in the roots of rice plants. Their results provide evidence that this transporter has capabilities previously thought to exist but not genetically validated in plants before. Under salt stress, when sodium levels are too high, OsHKT2;1 transport is shut off, protecting the plant from accumulating too much sodium. (2007-06-06)

High salt levels in common medicines put patients at increased risk of cardiovascular events
Millions of patients taking effervescent, dispersible and soluble medicines containing sodium are at greater risk of cardiovascular events compared with patients taking non-effervescent, dispersible and soluble versions of the same drugs, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2013-11-26)

Sodium contents of processed foods decoded
A new database provides descriptive data and the tools and information needed for continued monitoring of food sodium content. (2010-01-25)

Canadians support interventions to reduce dietary salt
Many Canadians are concerned about dietary sodium and welcome government intervention to reduce sodium intake through a variety of measures, including lowering sodium in food, and education and awareness, according to a national survey. The top barriers to limiting sodium intake are a lack of lower sodium packaged and processed foods and lower sodium restaurant menu options. (2013-03-13)

New cathode material creates possibilities for sodium-ion batteries
John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, and his team have identified a new cathode material made of the nontoxic and inexpensive mineral eldfellite for sodium-ion batteries. (2015-09-23)

High Blood Pressure Caused By Salt Retention May Be Related To Oncogenes Implicated In Cancer
Sodium transport may be intimately related to some of the same oncogenes that have been implicated in the unchecked cellular growth of cancer, say Emory University researchers at Experimental Biology '98 in San Francisco. (1998-04-20)

K-State project aims to make sodium-cooled nuclear reactors safe, efficient
Proposals to reduce America's heavy dependence on foreign oil are helping to renew interest in nuclear energy. At Kansas State University, the goal is to help make that energy source as safe as possible. (2007-06-18)

International research collaboration reveals the mechanism of the sodium-potassium pump
Researchers from Aarhus University have collaborated with a Japanese group of researchers to establish the structure of a crucial enzyme -- the so-called sodium-potassium pump -- which forms part of every cell in the human body. The result, which was recently published in Nature, may pave the way for a better understanding of neurological diseases. (2013-10-04)

Borophene: A prospective extraordinary sodium anode material for sodium-based batteries
Recently, a research team from Hong Kong found that borophene is expected to be an excellent anode material for sodium-based batteries. This newly synthesized 2-D sheet of boron shows a theoretical capacity of as high as 1218 mAh·g-1, and more excitingly, a sodium diffusion energy barrier of as low as 0.0019 eV, which is expected to lead to a revolution in the rate capability of sodium-based batteries. (2016-06-23)

Angina: New drug gets right to the heart of the problem
A compound designed to prevent chest pains in heart patients has shown promising results in animal studies, say scientists. In the second issue of the British Journal of Pharmacology to be published by Wiley-Blackwell, researchers from the Centre de Recherche Pierre Fabre in France, show that the novel compound F15845 has anti-angina activity and can protect heart cells from damage without the unwanted side effects often experienced with other drugs. (2009-01-06)

Space-simulation study reveals sodium rhythms in the body
A new study in humans published by Cell Press on Jan. 9 in the journal Cell Metabolism reveals that sodium levels fluctuate rhythmically over the course of weeks in the body, independent of salt intake. This one-of-a-kind study, which examined cosmonauts participating in space-flight simulation studies, challenges widely accepted assumptions that sodium levels are maintained within very narrow limits. (2013-01-08)

Diets high in salt could deplete calcium in the body: UAlberta research
The scientific community has always wanted to know why people who eat high-salt diets are prone to developing medical problems such as kidney stones and osteoporosis. Medical researchers at the University of Alberta may have solved this puzzle through their work with animal lab models. (2012-07-24)

Lower-sodium turkey breast wins sensory test over full-salt option
University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists produced a lower-salt processed turkey that consumers in a blind sensory test preferred to a full-salt version, according to a study published in the international journal LWT-Food Science and Technology. (2020-03-13)

Sodium (salt) intake is associated with a risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Sodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults says new research being presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal. (2017-09-14)

Accurate measurements of sodium intake confirm relationship with mortality
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 and their colleagues using multiple measurements confirms it. (2018-06-21)

Clocking salt levels in the blood: A link between the circadian rhythm and salt balance
New research, to be published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggests a link between the circadian rhythm and control of sodium (salt) levels in the blood of mice. Specifically, the circadian clock protein Period 1 was found to function downstream of the hormone aldosterone (a known controller of blood sodium levels and thereby blood pressure) to regulate levels of the alpha-subunit of the epithelial sodium channel in the mouse kidney. (2009-07-01)

Sodium MRI gives new insights into detecting osteoarthritis, NYU researchers find
Researchers at New York University have developed an innovative way to look at the development of osteoarthritis in the knee joint -- one that relies on the examination of sodium ions in cartilage. (2010-08-27)

Piecing together the cells elevator-like mechanism for sodium
Researchers from Stockholm University 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 hypertension. The results are published as an article in the scientific journal Nature Structure and Molecular Biology. (2016-02-01)

Wastewater treatment and concrete construction chemical produced using a new process
Water and shelter, two of the fundamental needs for human life and the provision of both is tied to the commercially important chemical sodium aluminate (NaAlO2). (2006-08-02)

Genetic data related to sodium-regulating hormone may help explain hypertension risk
New research points to the existence of a gene on chromosome 5 that influences how much aldosterone is produced -- which may be excessive in African-descended populations. (2010-10-14)

The salt-craving neurons
Pass the potato chips, please! New research discovers neural circuits that regulate craving and satiation for salty tastes. (2019-03-27)

Imaging technique may help in confirming, monitoring treatment of malignant brain tumors
In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind study, Johns Hopkins researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure sodium concentrations in the cells of malignant brain tumors. Because growth of such cancers are linked to elevated sodium levels, an easy way to measure them could improve diagnosis and treatment monitoring. The study is published in the May 1 edition of Radiology. (2003-05-01)

Did amount of sodium households acquire in packaged food, beverages decrease?
Excessive dietary sodium is a modifiable risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and the Institute of Medicine has said it is essential to reduce sodium in packaged foods. Yet, not much is known about whether sodium in packaged foods has changed over the past 15 years. A new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine tries to answer that question. (2017-06-05)

Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed
Sodium channels are implicated in many serious conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy and pain, making them an important potential target for drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still much scientists do not know about the molecules. New Cambridge research provides fresh and unexpected insight into the structure of sodium channels and, specifically, one of its components -- β-subunit molecules -- which are responsible for 'fine-tuning' the activity of the channel. The research is published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (2014-04-17)

U of M researcher investigates impact of road salt on butterflies
A study by Emilie Snell-Rood published in the June 9 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the availability of the micronutrient could alter selection on foraging behavior for butterflies and other roadside developing invertebrates. Living things require micronutrients such as sodium and iron in sparing amounts, but they can play a big role in development. (2014-06-09)

Phosphorene-like SiS and SiSe: Promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries
Seeking for appropriate anode materials is crucial for the development of sodium-ion batteries. Recently, a research team led by Prof. T. S. Zhao at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology hypothesized phosphorene-like SiS and SiSe were promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries that yield high sodium storage capacities, small volume changes and high sodium diffusivities. (2017-05-18)

Cutting sodium consumption: A major public health priority
Reducing sodium intake is a major public health priority that must be acted upon by governments and nongovernmental organizations to improve population health, states an article in CMAJ. (2009-09-14)

Electrospun sodium titanate speeds up the purification of nuclear waste water
Electrospun sodium titanate speeds up the purification of water based on selective ion exchange -- effectively extracts radio-active strontium. (2018-06-27)

Salt reduction may offer cardioprotective effects beyond blood pressure reduction
Decreasing one's sodium intake can improve blood vessel health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, along with many other health benefits. (2009-01-16)

Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating
A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that individuals reported more gastrointestinal bloating when they ate a diet high in salt. (2019-06-27)

Sodium channels evolved before animals' nervous systems, research shows
An essential component of animal nervous systems -- sodium channels -- evolved prior to the evolution of those systems, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have discovered. (2011-05-17)

Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease
Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease. (2014-11-15)

Low-cost alternative drugs can help patients with problems controlling blood pressure
Two inexpensive but widely overlooked drugs may help many patients who continue to have high blood pressure despite taking standard blood pressure medications, according to research by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists. The two drugs work by limiting the amount of sodium the kidneys reabsorb or take back into the body during the process of producing urine. (2005-10-04)

Explaining Sporadic Layers Of Sodium In The Upper Atmosphere
Researchers have given new backing to a theory explaining the presence of sporadic sodium layers in the upper atmosphere. Auroral ionization was not a factor. New technology installed in Greenland made the observations possible, a step toward better understanding of the chemistry and physics of a largely inaccessible region. (1998-07-06)

Protein research uncovers potential new diagnosis and therapy for breast cancer
Scientists at the University of York, using clinical specimens from charity Breast Cancer Now's Tissue Bank, have conducted new research into a specific sodium channel that indicates the presence of cancer cells and affects tumour growth rates. (2015-10-08)

Smokers who consume too much sodium at greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
A new study published online in the journal Rheumatology today indicates that the interaction between high sodium intake and smoking is associated with a more than doubled risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. (2014-09-10)

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