Zinc deficiency and high blood pressure?

Zinc deficiency and high blood pressure? Zinc deficiency and high blood pressure? Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology. #zinc #bloodpressure #hypertension Clintoria R. Williams, Monisha Mistry, Aswathy Miriam Cheriyan,…

High-salt diet and ulcer bug combine to increase risk of cancer : ” Every animal on the high salt diet developed cancer “

Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology Numerous epidemiologic studies have shown that a diet high in salt is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. Now Timothy L. Cover and colleagues of Vanderbilt University show that high dietary salt combined with infection by the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori greatly increases the…

Study suggests salt might be ‘nature’s antidepressant’

Contact: Nicole Riehl nicole-riehl@uiowa.edu 319-384-0070 University of Iowa Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood. UI psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found in their research that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride,…