May 10, 2011

Fatal and Nonfatal Outcomes, Incidence of Hypertension, and Blood Pressure Changes in Relation to Urinary Sodium Excretion

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In this controversial prospective observational study, reduced sodium excretion (a marker of sodium intake) was associated with increased mortality, rather than the expected opposite finding.  Higher sodium excretion was, however, associated with increased systolic blood pressure.

Please share your comments – does this research change your opinion about the impact of dietary sodium intake?

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