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Salt--more adverse effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9160778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Salt intake has been shown to be the most important determinant of blood pressure differences both between populations and within populations, as well as the main determinant of the rise in blood pressure with increasing age. In spite of this overwhelming evidence, the food industry for commercial reasons has sustained an artificial debate about the importance of salt intake. This has distracted attention from the other serious effects that a high salt intake may have. A high salt intake (a) exacerbates conditions where there is already sodium and water retention; (b) is the rate limiting factor for carcinoma of the stomach; (c) contributes to left ventricular hypertrophy; (d) is likely to hasten deterioration of renal function and renal disease; (e) is an exacerbating factor in asthma; and (f) increasingly is suggested as a major aggravating factor in osteoporosis.
G A MacGregor
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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:  37S-41S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / physiopathology
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Bone Density / drug effects
Calcium / urine
Cardiovascular Diseases / chemically induced
Cerebrovascular Disorders / chemically induced,  genetics
Extracellular Space / drug effects
Kidney / drug effects
Sodium Chloride / adverse effects*
Stomach Neoplasms / chemically induced
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-70-2/Calcium; 7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride
Comment In:
Am J Hypertens. 1997 Dec;10(12 Pt 1):1425   [PMID:  9443781 ]

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