Articles

The effects of reducing sodium and increasing potassium intake for control of hypertension and improving health.

Author

Cutler JA

Date

7/1999

Journal

Clin Exp Hypertens

Abstract

From a world-wide, population perspective, the problem of excessive blood pressure levels for optimal cardiovascular health is immense and growing. Evidence from animal experimentation, observational epidemiology, and randomized clinical trials strongly supports efforts to change nutritional factors in desirable directions, especially to lower dietary salt and increase potassium intake.