Nutritional therapy for high blood pressure. Final report of a four-year randomized controlled trial--the Hypertension Control Program.

@article{Stamler1987NutritionalTF,
  title={Nutritional therapy for high blood pressure. Final report of a four-year randomized controlled trial--the Hypertension Control Program.},
  author={Jeremiah Stamler and Richard H. Grimm and Flora C. Gosch and Patricia J. Elmer and Alan Dyer and Robert J. Berman and Jerry H. Fishman and Nancy Van Heel and Jean Civinelli},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1987},
  volume={257 11},
  pages={
          1484-91
        }
}
A four-year trial assessed whether less severe hypertensives could discontinue antihypertensive drug therapy, using nutritional means to control blood pressure. Randomization was to three groups: group 1--discontinue drug therapy and reduce overweight, excess salt, and alcohol; group 2--discontinue drug therapy, with no nutritional program; or group 3--continue drug therapy, with no nutritional program. In groups 1 and 2 patients resumed drug therapy if pressure rose to hypertensive levels… CONTINUE READING
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