Effect of longer-term modest salt reduction on blood pressure.

  title={Effect of longer-term modest salt reduction on blood pressure.},
  author={Feng J. He and Jiafu Li and Graham A. MacGregor},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND A reduction in salt intake lowers blood pressure (BP) and, thereby, reduces cardiovascular risk. A recent meta-analysis by Graudal implied that salt reduction had adverse effects on hormones and lipids which might mitigate any benefit that occurs with BP reduction. However, Graudal's meta-analysis included a large number of very short-term trials with a large change in salt intake, and such studies are irrelevant to the public health recommendations for a longer-term modest reduction… 

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