News tagged with sodium

A new role for sodium in the brain

Researchers at McGill University have found that sodium – the main chemical component in table salt – is a unique "on/off" switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. This receptor, known ...

Aug 20, 2013
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Excessive salt consumption appears to be bad for your bones

A high-salt diet raises a woman's risk of breaking a bone after menopause, no matter what her bone density is, according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San ...

Jun 17, 2013
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Less salt in our food

It is entirely possible to reduce the salt content in a range of foods by up to 30% without reducing the taste.

Jun 03, 2013
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