Blood pressure, sodium intake, and sodium related hormones in the Yanomamo Indians, a "no-salt" culture.

@article{Oliver1975BloodPS,
  title={Blood pressure, sodium intake, and sodium related hormones in the Yanomamo Indians, a "no-salt" culture.},
  author={William J. Oliver and E L Cohen and James V. Neel},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1975},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={146-51}
}
The Yanomamo Indians are an unacculturated tribe inhabiting the tropical equatorial rain forest of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela who do not use salt in their diet. The group therefore presented an unusual opportunity to study the hormonal regulation of sodium metabolism in a culture with life-long extreme restriction of dietary sodium, with parallel observations on blood pressure. Blood pressures increased from the first to second decade but, in constrast to civilized populations, do… CONTINUE READING
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