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A controlled trial of a low sodium, low fat, high fibre diet in treated hypertensive patients: the efficacy of multiple dietary intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2170963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 8-week combination low sodium, low fat, high fibre diet was compared to the individual components of this diet in a controlled trial using 193 patients already on treatment for essential hypertension. No significant changes were observed in the high fibre group. The low sodium group showed a decrease in systolic blood pressure which was close to significance. The low fat group showed a small but significant decrease in seated diastolic blood pressure and weight. The combination group showed larger and highly significant decreases in seated and standing systolic blood pressures, seated diastolic blood pressure and weight, as well as a significant reduction in standing diastolic blood pressure. We conclude that multiple dietary intervention in this case in the form of a low sodium, low fat, high fibre diet, is more effective than any single dietary intervention and is useful in patients already on medication.
P Little; G Girling; A Hasler; A Trafford; A Craven
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-21     Completed Date:  1990-11-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  616-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hypertension Clinic, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Diet, Sodium-Restricted*
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*
Dietary Fiber / administration & dosage*
Hypertension / diet therapy*,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance
Single-Blind Method
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats

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