Does reducing salt intake increase cardiovascular mortality?
He, Feng J., Appel, Lawrence J., Cappuccio, Francesco, de Wardener, H. E. (Hugh Edward) and MacGregor, Graham A.. (2011) Does reducing salt intake increase cardiovascular mortality? Kidney International, Vol.80 (No.7). pp. 696-698. ISSN 0085-2538Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ki.2011.246
Overwhelming evidence shows that reducing salt intake from 9-12 to 5-6g/d lowers blood pressure, thereby preventing cardiovascular disease. A recent paper claims that lower salt intake is associated with higher cardiovascular mortality despite lower blood pressure. The study is flawed and cannot refute the evidence for the benefits of salt reduction. The WHO recommends salt reduction as crucial in tackling the global non-communicable-disease crisis. A reduction in population salt intake remains a public-health priority.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Biomedical Sciences > Translational & Experimental Medicine > Metabolic and Vascular Health (- until July 2016)
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Salt -- Health aspects, Salt-free diet -- Health aspects, Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Mortality -- Research, Blood pressure, Meta-analysis|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Kidney International|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Official Date:||October 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 696-698|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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