Carefully designed research is key to understanding the role of the dietary sodium-to-potassium ratio in blood pressure changes
Scientists focus on nutritional and sensory quality research.
University of South Australia researchers have identified an enzyme that may help to curb chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 700 million people worldwide.
Article title: Distal convoluted tubule sexual dimorphism revealed by advanced 3D imaging Authors: Ebrahim Tahaei, Richard Coleman, Turgay Saritas, David H. Ellison, Paul A. Welling From the authors: “Female mice expressed a greater density of [sodium cotransporters] in a shorter…
Article title: Elevated cerebrospinal fluid sodium in hypertensive human subjects with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease Authors: Lucas A. C. Souza, Fatima Trebak, Veena Kumar, Ryousuke Satou, Patrick G. Kehoe, Wei Yang, Whitney Wharton, Yumei Feng Earley From the authors: “Our…
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension decreased thirst, urine volume and blood pressure, but did not affect metabolic energy needs. These results support the traditional notion that decreasing sodium intake is critical to managing hypertension – disputing recent studies.
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A new study at the University of Georgia has found a way to attack cancer cells that is potentially less harmful to the patient.
International physiologists and researchers studying the kidney, high blood pressure and related medical conditions will convene next week at the American Physiological Society (APS) Aldosterone and ENaC in Health and Disease: The Kidney and Beyond Conference in Estes Park, Colo.