Carefully designed research is key to understanding the role of the dietary sodium-to-potassium ratio in blood pressure changes
Researchers at The Mehandru Center for Innovation in Nephrology at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center and other authors recently had their new case report article “Metabolic Acidosis, Hyperkalemia, and Renal Unresponsiveness to Aldosterone Syndrome: Response to Treatment with Low-Potassium Diet,” published.
The kidneys become resistant to the water-balance hormone vasopressin within just a few days of potassium deficiency being detected in the blood, according to a new research article published in the America Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology.
Replacing sodium chloride (NaCl) in food with potassium chloride (KCl) could be one tool to help the country reduce sodium intake in line with federal recommendations.
The most habitable region for life on Mars would have been up to several miles below its surface, likely due to subsurface melting of thick ice sheets fueled by geothermal heat, a Rutgers-led study concludes. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, may help resolve what’s known as the faint young sun paradox – a lingering key question in Mars science.
Potassium fertilization effects on quality, economics, and yield in pear orchard
Expect a tradeoff between alfalfa yield and quality when fertilizing with potassium
Cardiologist Bertram Pitt, MD, sees promise in combining two new classes of medication into a treatment regimen for patients with cardiovascular disease. Pitt will discuss the advantages of this treatment plan in his plenary lecture at an American Physiological Society Conference in Estes Park, Colo.