Salt in its relation to health & disease
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Published by [s.n.] in London .
Written in English


  • Salt.,
  • Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation.

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Cover title.

Other titlesSalt in its relation to health and disease.
Statementby Mrs. C. Leigh Hunt Wallace.
The Physical Object
Pagination18p. :
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19549928M

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Salt consumption has been extensively studied for its role in human physiology and impact on human health. Chronic, high intake of dietary salt consumption is associated with hypertension and cardiovascular disease, in addition to other adverse health outcomes. Major health and scientific organizations, such as the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and . Potassium and sodium are electrolytes needed for the body to function normally and help maintain fluid and blood volume in the body. However, a person can get high blood pressure by consuming too much sodium and not enough potassium. 1 Potassium is found in vegetables, fruit, seafood, and dairy products. Vegetables and fruits, such as potatoes, tomatoes, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, beans. Divided into four main sections, Dietary Sugar, Salt and Fat in Human Health explores the biochemical, pharmacological and medicinal aspects related to the overindulgence of dietary salt, sugar, and fat, along with possible remedies. Beginning with a general overview, the text outlines aspects associated with advancing age and human physiology, such as different aspects of insulin resistance. I read this book after reading "Salt" by Mark Kurlansky which is about the history of salt over the centuries. The 'bottom line' is that many people are not getting enough salt causing dehydration, and this insufficiency of water in the human body has all sort of consequences such as thicker blood (ie blood with high viscosity)and reduced.

The health effects of salt are the conditions associated with the consumption of either too much or too little is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl) and is used in food for both preservation and flavor. Sodium ions are needed in small quantities by most living things, as are chloride ions. Salt is involved in regulating the water content (fluid balance) of the body. There's really only a one thing to get from this extremely poorly written book: nobody should eat refined or chemically manufactured salt; and everyone needs to eat lots of unrefined salt with lots of water daily for healthy physiological function, especially for glandular and hormonal health/5.   Salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to .   Health authorities have been telling us to cut back on sodium for decades. They say you should consume no more than 2, mg of sodium per day, Author: Hrefna Palsdottir, MS.

  Food as relation. Food is a medium that creates bonds between people (Belasco and Scranton , p. 2; Counihan , p. 96).The word “companionship” signifies the sharing of bread (pan), and it points out the importance of food in human relations (Falk , p. 15).The original human community, the kin, was based on mutual obligations to ensure the feeding of all members of the by:   The largest of its kind, the review looked at sodium intake and blood pressure data in over , individuals from 49 countries with varying degrees of salt consumption. availability of salt, and habit independent of the need for salt.3 Despite its historical value and physiological importance, high salt consumption has been recognized as detrimental to health. In this article, we provide an overview of the current under-standing of the relation of salt consumption to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Salt is a chemical compound (electrolyte) made up of sodium and chloride. It is commonly used to preserve and flavour foods, and is the main source of sodium in our diet. A small amount of salt is important for good health as it helps to maintain the correct .