Sodium Showdown: Lowering Elevated Blood Pressure Isn't All About Salt

July 2008
Environmental Nutrition;Jul2008, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p1
The article reports on a research work funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) that considers some approaches, other than lowering sodium intake, to avoid hypertension. The study titled Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) revealed that blood pressure could be lowered by following a specific eating pattern that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It likewise noted that consumption of more fruits and vegetables is important to prevent hypertension. INSET: Will Government Halt the Salt?.


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