The effects of varying sodium diets on haemodynamics and fluid balance in the spontaneously hypertensive rat.

Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were given either 'low' (LNa; 0.5 mmol Na 100 g-1 food), 'control' (CNa; 12 mmol) or 'very high' (vHNa; 120 mmol) sodium diets from 5 to 13-14 weeks of age, to explore how these 240-fold variations in Na intake affected body weight, cardiac, renal and adrenal weights, overall water-electrolyte equilibrium and… CONTINUE READING