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Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating, says study

The study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is the first to examine sodium as a cause of bloating in the context of low- and high-fiber diets.

Researchers find novel way to make tasty low-salt food

The study, published in the Journal of Food Science, looked at salt blends that use less sodium chloride and include other salts like calcium chloride and potassium chloride.


Ancient Mayans produced, traded salt: Study

Researchers discovered more than 4,000 wooden posts that outline a series of buildings used as salt kitchens where brine was boiled in pots over fires to make salt.

You are eating plastic in salt, finds IIT Bombay study

The study revealed that Indians are consuming about 117 micrograms of microplastic annually if the average person has a daily salt intake of 5 grams. Alarming, right?

Labour Day: Tamil Nadu salt pan workers fight low wage, temporary employment

The activities are divided in three phases: initial ground preparation, salt making and storing and the final stage is in the rainy season when there is enough salt in the ground.

High salt intake linked to diabetes risk: Study

According to researchers, high intake of salt, the main source of sodium is usually associated with diabetes. The findings showed that for each 2.5 extra grams of salt consumed per day, there was an average 43 per cent increase in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.


Salt manufacturers in Gujarat put off strike after govt assurance

Gujarat produces 180 lakh metric tonne of salt annually, and contributes nearly 70 per cent of salt production in the country.

Welfare of salt-pan workers: Gujarat govt set to implement law panel suggestions

Minister for Labour and Employment Vijay Rupani — also president of BJP’s state unit — would likely announce some steps towards the welfare of salt-pan workers on May 1, the International Labour Day, sources said.

After rice, salt at centre of new Chhattisgarh scam

The ACB recently took 186 samples of Amrit Namak across the state from places like Bastar, Dhamtari and Mahasamund.

Salt can kill cancer cells: Study

The next weapon to effectively fight cancer could be salt as researchers have found that an influx of salt into a cell triggers its death.