Reduction in dietary sodium improves blood pressure and reduces cardiovascular events and mortality

Posted On 2017-11-17 11:07:15

Long-term consumption of high consumption of sodium in the diet is a risk factor for hypertension with increased cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease and mortality (1). Modest reductions in dietary salt intake reduce blood pressure in many persons with hypertension (2-4). High dietary sodium intake may cause hypertension by renal dysfunction with abnormal increased renal retention of sodium (5) or by vasodysfunction that involves renal vasodysfunction (6). Dietary sodium intake is recommended by the AHA to be <1,500 mg daily (3).

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