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Salt and blood pressure: population and individual perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9160777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The need to reduce the amount of salt in the diet has remained a very controversial issue in spite of strong evidence from animal experimental and human studies that increased salt intake is associated with increased blood pressure levels. The fundamental problem is the confusion between clinical, preventive medicine, and public health approaches. Reducing salt intake is not as effective as drug therapy to treat hypertension (clinical model). Individual preventive medicine approaches aimed at high risk populations are effective, but the efficacy is limited by the size of the population at risk and the intensity of the intervention. The public health approach to gradual reduction of available salt in the diet is likely to result in decreased morbidity and mortality with little inconvenience to the public.
L H Kuller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hypertension     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0895-7061     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-17     Completed Date:  1997-07-17     Revised Date:  2009-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803676     Medline TA:  Am J Hypertens     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29S-36S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pennsylvania 15261, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects*
Cardiovascular Diseases / chemically induced,  prevention & control
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Preventive Medicine / methods
Public Health / methods
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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