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Current Hypertension Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4021
ISSN (Online): 1875-6506

Reduction of Sodium Intake is a Prerequisite for Preventing and Curing High Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients - Second Part: Guidelines

Author(s): Natale Gaspare De Santo

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2014

Page: [77 - 80] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1573402111666141231124028

Price: $65


In the last decade many guidelines and report have been published about the optimal restriction of sodium intake for blood pressure control which deserve to be discussed in the medical community at large. The list includes i. the 2005 Dietary Guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture; ii. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans; iii. The 2011 Presidential Statement of American Heart Association; iiii. The 2012 WHO guidelines on sodium intake in adults and children, v. The 2013 Report of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of the United States. All of them support the efficacy and feasibility of sodium restriction for blood pressure control.

Keywords: Blood pressure, guidelines, salt intake.

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