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S. Korea Develops Salt-producing Solar Panel System

S. Korea Develops Salt-producing Solar Panel System

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed new technology that allows for the production of electricity and salt using solar panels. The state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) announced on Thursday that a consortium including the Green Energy Institute had developed a 100 kilowatt (kW) salt-producing solar panel system. These [...]

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumption of kimchi does not raise blood pressure despite its high salt content as the lactic acid bacteria in the fermented dish actually helps drive sodium out of the body, a survey showed Wednesday. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented napa cabbage, salt and pepper. [...]

Government Initiative to Lower Sodium Intake Pays Off

Government Initiative to Lower Sodium Intake Pays Off

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – In 2010, the South Korean government announced plans to cut sodium intake by 20 percent by 2020. The initiative has made impressive progress since, so far bringing down the daily intake level to 3,871mg in 2015 – a 19.1 percent reduction – according to the Korea Health Promotion Foundation.  [...]

When Salt IS Good for You: The Thyroid Health Connection

When Salt IS Good for You: The Thyroid Health Connection

JACKSONVILE, Fla. June 25, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–In recent years, medical journals and consumer publications alike have  been hashing out the controversy about salt consumption and its effects  on an array of medical conditions, primarily high blood pressure and  heart disease, but also osteoporosis, kidney stones and kidney disease,  and obesity. There is one fundamental fact [...]