Sodium intake and blood pressure in children.

  title={Sodium intake and blood pressure in children.},
  author={Coral Dawn Hanevold},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  volume={15 5},
Elevation of blood pressure (BP) and the risk for progression to hypertension (HTN) is of increasing concern in children and adolescents. Indeed, it is increasingly recognized that target organ injury may begin with even low levels of BP elevation. Sodium intake has long been recognized as a modifiable risk factor for HTN. While it seems clear that sodium impacts BP in children, its effects may be enhanced by other factors including obesity and increasing age. Evidence from animal and human… CONTINUE READING
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