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Monovalent and divalent cations in hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4070184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship of four cations (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) to hypertension is reviewed. It seems reasonable to advise some reduction in sodium intake, and an initial goal of a mean intake of 120 mmole per day for men and 90-100 mmole per day for women is suggested. Some increase in potassium intake may well be justifiable but is better achieved through potassium-containing foods than by any artificial supplements. The data for calcium and magnesium are not sufficiently strong to warrant any recommendation for a change in intake at present.
F O Simpson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0091-7435     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev Med     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-03     Completed Date:  1986-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0322116     Medline TA:  Prev Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / administration & dosage,  blood*
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Hypertension / blood*,  diet therapy
Magnesium / administration & dosage,  blood*
Potassium / administration & dosage,  blood*
Sodium / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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