Researchers Find Brain Pathway That Regulates Renal Excretion of Sodium

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have identified a link between the G alpha i-2 sub-unit protein pathway in the brain and renal excretion of sodium. They found that changes in salt intake affected changes in G alpha i-2 sub-unit protein levels and were able to prove that the…

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The Salt Reduction Controversy & the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases

The UN summit on non-communicable diseases taking place 17 days from now in New York may not be on every American’s radar, but it should be. The ambitious meeting aims to tackle the alarming rise of chronic diseases affecting the world’s population, particularly in developing nations – cancer, respiratory disease,…

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Diary of a Kidney Lover April 14, 2011

Dear diary, it’s been too long! So much has happened since my last entry back in October and it’s a bit complicated to explain. Maintaining a healthy body can be a difficult balancing act. After a complete physical, including an artery scan and blood vessel flexibility test, my doctor found…

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Top News on Blood Pressure for the Week of 3/28/11

There are so many studies and stories about blood pressure in the news this week! Georgia Health Sciences University will be undertaking an interesting study to find out whether lower blood pressure reduces kidney disease progression in CKD patients age 55 and older. – Study Examines Whether Lower Blood Pressure…

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Diary of a Kidney Lover, October 12, 2010

DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER It’s good to be back here writing again after these last three weeks on the DASH diet. They weren’t necessarily bad weeks, but I was definitely up and down – excited, elated, frustrated, blue. To recap from my blog of a few weeks ago, my…

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Diary of a Kidney Lover, September 10, 2010

DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER OK.  Time for a change.  After a very tasty Chinese dinner last week, I had one of the worst heartburn episodes I have ever had (and I don’t even get heartburn).  I felt like I was going to die.  Thinking about it, I’m sure that…

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