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Nutrition and blood pressure among elderly men and women (Dutch Nutrition Surveillance System).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2030257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Associations between blood pressure and nutrition-related variables (body mass index, dietary intake, and 24-hr excretion of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium in the urine) were investigated in men (n = 138) and women (n = 117) 65-79 years old not using drugs known to affect blood pressure and not on a diet. Among men, body mass index was positively and creatinine clearance was inversely associated with systolic blood pressure, whereas body mass index and urinary sodium:potassium ratio were positively associated with diastolic blood pressure. Among women, both age and urinary calcium:creatinine ratio were positively associated with systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure. Coffee consumption was positively correlated with blood pressure and urinary calcium:creatinine ratio among the women. From the results it appears that, besides "normal" weight, increased potassium intake and urinary excretion may exert a protective effect among elderly men against hypertension when sodium exposure is relatively high. The positive association between urinary calcium:creatinine ratio and blood pressure among the women may be partly due to coffee consumption.
M R Löwik; Z Hofman; F J Kok; M Wedel; K F Hulshof; J Odink; G Schaafsma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Nutrition     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0731-5724     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Nutr     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-19     Completed Date:  1991-06-19     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8215879     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Nutrition, TNO-CIVO Toxicology and Nutrition Institute, Zeist, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Body Mass Index
Calcium / urine
Creatinine / urine
Magnesium / urine
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Population Surveillance
Potassium / urine
Regression Analysis
Sodium / urine
Reg. No./Substance:
60-27-5/Creatinine; 7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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