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The relationship between hypertension and salt intake in Turkish population: SALTURK study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20698734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This population-based epidemiological study was aimed to evaluate the daily salt intake and its relation to blood pressure in a representative group of Turkish population. The enrolled normotensive and hypertensive individuals (n = 1970) completed a questionnaire including demographics, dietary habits, hypertension awareness and drug usage. Blood pressure was measured and to estimate salt consumption, 24-h urine samples were collected. The daily urinary sodium excretion was 308.3 ± 143.1 mmol/day, equal to a salt intake of 18.01 g/day. Salt intake was higher in obese participants, rural residents, participants with lower education levels and elderly. A positive linear correlation between salt intake and systolic and diastolic blood pressures was demonstrated (r = 0.450, p = 0.020; r = 0.406, p = 0.041; respectively), and each 100 mmol/day of salt intake resulted in 5.8 and 3.8 mmHg increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressures, respectively. Salt intake and systolic blood pressure was significantly correlated in normal weight individuals (r = 0.257, p < 0.01). The Turkish population consumes a great amount of salt; salt intake and blood pressure was positively correlated. Efforts in sodium restriction are therefore crucial in the management of hypertension as part of national and global health policies.
Authors:
Yunus Erdem; Mustafa Arici; Bulent Altun; Cetin Turgan; Sukru Sindel; Bulent Erbay; Ulver Derici; Oktay Karatan; Enver Hasanoglu; Sali Caglar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1651-1999     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301454     Medline TA:  Blood Press     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Educational Status
Female
Food Habits
Humans
Hypertension / chemically induced*,  epidemiology,  etiology
Male
Middle Aged
Obesity
Questionnaires
Sodium Chloride, Dietary / adverse effects*
Turkey / epidemiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sodium Chloride, Dietary

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