Research and policy directions. Salt and blood pressure

L. H. Kuller
1991 Hypertension  
The relation between dietary intake of sodium chloride and blood pressure levels remains controversial. The critical questions concern whether there is a susceptible subgroup at risk of elevated blood pressure because of sodium chloride consumption. If there is such a subgroup, what is its size and how can it be identified? Further clinical trials are needed to determine the long-term effects of sodium chloride reduction on blood pressure. The risk of disease, including stroke and coronary
more » ... e and coronary heart disease, is linear with blood pressure levels. A small change in blood pressure can have a relatively large impact on disease, even within the normal range of blood pressure. {Hypertension 1991;17[suppl I]:I-211-I-215)
doi:10.1161/01.hyp.17.1_suppl.i211 pmid:1987007 fatcat:viiyzkldejbwtpjfigucof3eki