Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Higher Sodium and Lower Potassium Intake Associated with Hypertension, New Study Finds

Findings from a new study, entitled “Association between usual sodium and potassium intake and blood pressure and hypertension among U.S. adults: NHANES 2005-2010” indicate that higher sodium and lower potassium intake is associated with hypertension. The study, published in Plos Oneanalyzed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data for participants neither taking high blood pressure medication nor on a low sodium diet. Results found that sodium, potassium, and the sodium-to-potassium ratio were all significantly associated with blood pressure.

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