Effects of chronic excess salt ingestion. Modification of experimental hypertension in the rat by variations in the diet.


A strain of rats that will predictably develop experimental hypertension by means of different techniques was used to study NaCl-induced hypertension. Observations were continued for 1 year after weaning unless death intervened. Among groups of rats on 0.4, 1, 2, 4, and 8% NaCl chow, respectively, blood pressures generally rose as dietary NaCl increased… (More)


4 Figures and Tables