Reducing dietary sodium and decreases in cardiovascular disease in Canada.

  title={Reducing dietary sodium and decreases in cardiovascular disease in Canada.},
  author={Erika D Penz and Michel R. Joffres and Norman R C Campbell},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  volume={24 6},
BACKGROUND Increases in dietary sodium increase blood pressure, whereas emerging evidence confirms that the reduction in dietary sodium results in reduced cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES To estimate the effect that reducing dietary sodium can have on cardiovascular events in Canada. METHODS Based on published meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials, blood pressure reductions associated with different levels of reduction in dietary sodium were used in the model. The RR for… CONTINUE READING
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