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Spontaneous remission and its significance for trials in primary prevention of hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6535434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The hypothesis that salted food can cause hypertension must be tested prospectively to see if unsalted food protects non-hypertensive persons. The first of two feasibility studies has confirmed that established hypertension can show spontaneous remission on unsalted food. We now report the preliminary findings of a second feasibility study to test whether a clinic for hypertension can attract self-referred non-hypertensive people interested in preventing hypertension by changing their diet. A total of 874 applicants have attended at least one pre-entry visit. We report data from the first 176 participants who completed the feasibility study lasting 12 weeks. Of these 110 were non-hypertensive people and 93 (84.5%) would be prepared to remain on unsalted food for five years.
T C Beard; H M Cooke; W R Gray; D P Ellem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of clinical research     Volume:  16 Suppl 43     ISSN:  0003-4762     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Clin. Res.     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-09     Completed Date:  1985-07-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0220042     Medline TA:  Ann Clin Res     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Feasibility Studies
Hypertension / diet therapy,  prevention & control*
Middle Aged
Potassium / urine
Primary Prevention*
Remission, Spontaneous
Sodium / urine
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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