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={Rose Stamler and Jeremiah Stamler and Richard H. Grimm and F C Gosch and Patricia J. Elmer and Alan Dyer and Robert J. Berman and J H Fishman and Nancy Van Heel and J 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