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2013-09-09 08:47:33

Chloride is independent indicator of mortality in hypertensive patients 'Eat less salt' is a mantra of our health-conscious times and is seen as an important step in reducing heart disease and hypertension. Too much salt in the diet – and specifically sodium – is widely acknowledged as a major risk factor for high blood pressure however, scientists have found that salt's other oft-overlooked constituent chloride might also play an important role. A study by researchers at the...

2011-11-23 10:09:20

For persons with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, urinary sodium excretion (a surrogate for salt intake) at higher levels or at lower levels compared to mid-range values was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events (for higher levels) or cardiovascular death and hospitalization for congestive heart failure (for lower levels), according to a study in the November 23/30 issue of JAMA. Also, higher estimated urinary potassium excretion was associated with a reduced risk of...

2009-11-03 15:01:58

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have made an important discovery about why potassium builds up to dangerous levels in the bloodstream, a relatively common medical problem that affects about eight percent of hospitalized patients. They have identified a new molecular pathway and a new class of molecules responsible for preventing potassium from being excreted normally through the kidney. Their study was just published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The...

2009-01-28 20:59:44

People trying to lower their blood pressure should also boost their intake of potassium, which has the opposite effect to sodium, a U.S. study suggests. Senior author Dr. Paul Whelton, an epidemiologist and president of Loyola University Health System, and colleagues found that the ratio of sodium-to-potassium in subjects' urine was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than sodium or potassium alone. Researchers determined average sodium and potassium intake during two phases...

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2009-01-27 10:18:15

Most people know that too much sodium from foods can increase blood pressure. A new study suggests that people trying to lower their blood pressure should also boost their intake of potassium, which has the opposite effect to sodium. Researchers found that the ratio of sodium-to-potassium in subjects' urine was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than sodium or potassium alone. "There isn't as much focus on potassium, but potassium seems to be effective in lowering blood...

2006-06-21 10:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Replacing regular salt with a potassium-fortified alternative may help lower older adults' risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 2,000 elderly Taiwanese men, researchers found that those given a potassium-enriched salt substitute were 40 percent less likely to die of heart disease or stroke over the next two to three years. The salt alternative, which was half sodium chloride, half potassium chloride,...

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2005-08-08 14:45:00

NEW YORK -- Modest reductions in dietary salt can benefit black people with high blood pressure considerably, UK researchers report. "This study...contributes to the growing and compelling evidence that salt reduction reduces blood pressure and thus will reduce cardiovascular risk," lead investigator Dr. Pauline A. Swift from St. George's Hospital Medical Center, London, told Reuters Health. "It also demonstrates for the first time that salt reduction reduces urine protein excretion, which in...


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