Urinary sodium excretion and cardiovascular disease mortality.

  title={Urinary sodium excretion and cardiovascular disease mortality.},
  author={Erlon Oliveira de Abreu-Silva and Aline Marcadenti},
  volume={306 10},
  pages={1085-6; author reply 1086-7}
To the Editor: Dr Stolarz-Skzypek and colleagues reported that lower urinary sodium excretion was associated with higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. These findings contradict a large body of evidence that established elevated sodium consumption as a risk factor for CVD and shed doubts on the worldwide efforts to implement population-based sodium reduction strategies. We have a number of concerns that suggest their findings should be interpreted cautiously. First, the volume of urine… CONTINUE READING


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