Relationship between dietary cations and blood pressure.

  title={Relationship between dietary cations and blood pressure.},
  author={Hugo E C Kesteloot},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  volume={35 Suppl 1},
The relationship between dietary cations and blood pressure is complex. Epidemiological evidence points to a significant independent positive relationship between dietary sodium and blood pressure. The same evidence favours the existence of a significant negative relationship between dietary potassium and blood pressure. On a molar basis 1 mmol of potassium is about 2.5 times more effective in lowering blood pressure than sodium is in raising it. The evidence concerning the effect of dietary… CONTINUE READING

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