Role of potassium excretion and percent body fat on ethnic differences in plasma aldosterone levels.

OBJECTIVE To determine whether plasma aldosterone (PA) levels differed between African American and White prehypertensives and if so, could the difference be explained by ethnicity-related variability in urinary K+ and Na+ excretion, body mass index (BMI), and percent body fat. DESIGN Ethnic comparison SETTING The University of Maryland College Park and… (More)