Navigation Links
Diets high in salt could deplete calcium in the body: UAlberta research
Date:7/24/2012

The scientific community has always wanted to know why people who eat high-salt diets are prone to developing medical problems such as kidney stones and osteoporosis.

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta may have solved this puzzle through their work with animal lab models and cells.

Principal investigator Todd Alexander and his team recently discovered an important link between sodium and calcium. These both appear to be regulated by the same molecule in the body. When sodium intake becomes too high, the body gets rid of sodium via the urine, taking calcium with it, which depletes calcium stores in the body. High levels of calcium in the urine lead to the development of kidney stones, while inadequate levels of calcium in the body lead to thin bones and osteoporosis.

"When the body tries to get rid of sodium via the urine, our findings suggest the body also gets rid of calcium at the same time," says Alexander, a Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researcher whose findings were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology.

"This is significant because we are eating more and more sodium in our diets, which means our bodies are getting rid of more and more calcium. Our findings reinforce why it is important to have a low-sodium diet and why it is important to have lower sodium levels in processed foods."

It's been known for a long time that this important molecule was responsible for sodium absorption in the body, but the discovery that it also plays a role in regulating calcium levels is new.

"We asked a simple question with our research could sodium and calcium absorption be linked? And we discovered they are," says Alexander.

"We found a molecule that seems to have two jobs regulating the levels of both calcium and sodium in the body. Our findings provide very real biological evidence that this relationship between sodium and calcium is real and linked."

I
'/>"/>

Contact: Raquel Maurier
raquel.maurier@ualberta.ca
780-492-5986
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sugar-sweetened drinks are not replacing milk in kids diets
2. Pasta made from green banana flour a tasty alternative for gluten-free diets
3. Researchers find potential dark side to diets high in beta-carotene
4. New study compares diets for weight management in obese children
5. The effect of catch-up growth by various diets and resveratrol intervention on bone status
6. New species of ancient rodents hint at what could be worlds oldest grasslands
7. Reorganizing brain could lead to new stroke, tinnitus treatments
8. Millions of diabetics could die of tuberculosis
9. Researchers discover molecule in immune system that could help treat dangerous skin cancer
10. Patient-derived stem cells could improve drug research for Parkinsons
11. Programmable RNA complex could speed genome editing in the lab
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light ... camels thriving in Australia,s remote outback have become reviled ... Sarah Crowley, of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at ... of the camel in Australia, from their historic role ... current status as unwelcome "invader." , The deserts of ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... one can argue that if we were to follow a ... we canthen we can solve the climate problem without doing ... climate researchers, in the current issue of Bulletin of ... significant action on climate change now makes it more likely ... Wigley explains in an exclusive Bulletin interview. ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... 2014 Scientists from the Florida campus of The ... that plays a critical but previously unknown role in ... showed a novel role for a protein known as ... eLife , a publisher supported by the Howard ... Wellcome Trust. , "This is a critical building block ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels 2How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels 3Is nuclear power the only way to avoid geoengineering? 2Scientists identify critical new protein complex involved in learning and memory 2
... 5, 2013 What can the U.S. military learn from ... enemies, according to researchers at UC Irvine,s Henry Samueli School ... in Advanced Materials , they have created a biomimetic ... squids or your everyday calamari. Led by Alon Gorodetsky, ...
... announced today in Milan by the Chairman of the ... President of the Balzan "Prize" Foundation, Ambassador Bruno Bottai, ... profiles of the winners and the citations (the Prizes ... held in Bern on November 15) were presented by ...
... , September 9, 2013 Cytos Biotechnology Ltd ... trial with CYT003, a first-in-class immune modulator in clinical development ... analysis of data published in the March issue of ... presented today at the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in ...
Cached Biology News:UCI researchers fabricate new camouflage coating from squid protein 22013 Balzan prizewinners announced today in press conference in Milan 22013 Balzan prizewinners announced today in press conference in Milan 3Cytos Biotechnology Presents Additional Results From Phase 2a Study of CYT003 for the Treatment of Allergic Asthma 2Cytos Biotechnology Presents Additional Results From Phase 2a Study of CYT003 for the Treatment of Allergic Asthma 3Cytos Biotechnology Presents Additional Results From Phase 2a Study of CYT003 for the Treatment of Allergic Asthma 4Cytos Biotechnology Presents Additional Results From Phase 2a Study of CYT003 for the Treatment of Allergic Asthma 5
(Date:1/15/2014)... Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Cynvenio, ... and management through the genomic analysis of tumor cells ... Therapy Finder™, a web-based cancer decision support application powered ... option with Cynvenio’s ClearID™ genomic test, Therapy Finder will ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... More than 5 million Americans are currently living ... will die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according to ... many Americans into looking for ways to improve their ... cognitive disorders. Jonathan Weisman, president of Biohack Pure, is ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Freeslate, Inc ., ... announced that Lupin Limited, one of India’s top five ... Protégé PharmD System for high throughput solid form ... focused on a wide range of quality, affordable generic ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine company developing ... simulated embryonic conditions, today announced that they have entered ... for physician-dispensed aesthetic products containing Histogen’s proprietary multipotent cell ... an amendment to the existing license between Histogen and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3
... Bioactive Small Molecules through ... ... today announced the addition of 1,300 bioactive small molecules to,its ... provides expanded data on the functional relationship between,bioactive small molecules ...
... Enable Healthcare ... Providers Access to PET Technology, HOFFMAN ... today announced its first molecular imaging,biomarker production facility in ... in and around Chennai to access the,positron emission tomography-computed ...
... Burke, MD, Executive Vice,President and Physician-in-Chief at The ... elected the 40th President of the Society of,Gynecologic ... March 9-12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida., Dr. ... Tulane,University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served both ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sigma-Aldrich Partners With Sunset Molecular Discovery to Expand Your Favorite Gene Search Tool 2Siemens to Launch PETNET Services in India 2Siemens to Launch PETNET Services in India 3Thomas W. Burke, MD, Elected 40th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 2Thomas W. Burke, MD, Elected 40th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 3
Anti-Kusabira Orange Monoclonal Antibody Description: 100 g Research Focus: tag Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
PURA Immunogen: PURA (NP_005850, 183 a.a. ~ 293 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Rabbit polyclonal to CAMK 1D beta ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 57118 SwissProtID: Q5SQQ7...
Acetyl-Histone H2B (Lys20) Antibody...
Biology Products: