Dietary factors in the pathogenesis and treatment of hypertension.

@article{Nurminen1998DietaryFI,
  title={Dietary factors in the pathogenesis and treatment of hypertension.},
  author={M. L. Nurminen and Riitta Korpela and Heikki Vapaatalo},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          143-50
        }
}
Data accumulated from epidemiological observations, intervention trials and studies on experimental animals provide a growing body of evidence of the influence of various dietary components on blood pressure. Dietary sodium, usually taken in the form of sodium chloride (common salt), is positively associated with blood pressure, and in many hypertensive patients reduction in sodium intake lowers blood pressure. On the other hand, in certain patients potassium, calcium and magnesium may be… CONTINUE READING
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