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  • Eighty-five percent of Spanish children eat too much salt

    Verónica Fuentes | 26 June 2017 09:30

    Salt is a hidden enemy in children’s diets. So says the conclusion of a study by researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid, which suggests that over 80 % of Spanish schoolchildren consume excess salt; this is associated to greater risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis and obesity. According to the authors, we first need to know the sources of dietary salt intake before we c...

  • Salt increases physical performance in resistance competitions

    La prueba ½ Ironman es una carrera de triatlón de media distancia, que consta de 1,9 km de natación, 90 km de ciclismo y 21,1 km de atletismo. / Chad Johnson

    SINC | 03 March 2015 10:30

    Spanish researchers have analysed the effectiveness of salt on sports performance in triathletes. The athletes who added this supplement to their usual hydration routines during the competition took 26 minutes less to complete a medium-distance triathlon course than those who only used sports drinks.

  • Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernate

    SINC | 23 July 2014 09:11

    For the first time, Spanish researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt. When Escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and is left to dry, bacteria manipulate the sodium chloride crystallisation to create biomineralogical biosaline 3D morphologically complex formations, where they hibernate. Afterwards, simply by rehydrating the mat...