HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Reducing sodium leads to substantial drop in blood pressure, finds NHLBI study

Sodium reduction combined with either a typical U.S. diet or the DASH diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruit, and low-fat dairy products and low in total and saturated fat, substantially lowered blood pressure in persons with high blood pressure and persons with higher than optimal blood pressure, according to the results of a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

The DASH-Sodium study found that the lowest blood pressure levels were in those eating sodium levels much lower than the currently recommended maximum of 2,400 milligrams a day while also eating the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. In both the DASH diet and a typical American diet, the lower the sodium, the lower the blood pressure. The combination of following the DASH diet at the lower sodium level reduced blood pressure more than either the DASH diet or lower sodium intake alone.

These findings, which are published in the January 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, were initially reported in May 2000 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension.

The DASH-Sodium study lays to rest the long-standing controversy over whether sodium reduction lowers blood pressure in people who do not have hypertension, more commonly called high blood pressure. The study also has important implications for the treatment of hypertension, which affects almost 50 million people in this country, says NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant.

These results challenge Americans to eat the DASH diet and to reduce sodium consumption and the food industry to reduce sodium levels in foods. Meeting this challenge, along with other lifestyle changes, could prevent the rise of blood pressure with age and allow patients to control their hypertension with fewer or even no drugs, adds Dr. Lenfant.

In the DASH-Sodium study, 412 people were randomly assigned to eat
'"/>

Contact: NHLBI Communications Office
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
3-Jan-2001


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Reducing allergens in the home helps inner-city children with asthma
2. Reducing the risk of frost damage to short-season crops
3. Reducing primary chemical emissions does not always reduce pollution
4. Reducing methane emissions could lower overall abatement costs
5. Reducing VOC: new polymer coating process combines high degree of flexibility with improved environmental properties
6. Discovery By Fertility Specialist Offers Promise Of Reducing Multiple BirthsTied To Fertility Treatment
7. New Chemical Processing Technique Being Studied At UW May Hold Key To CleaningUp Hanford, Reducing Industrial Waste
8. NHLBI study finds DASH diet and reduced sodium lowers blood pressure for all
9. Sex differences in osmotic regulation of AVP and renal sodium handling
10. NHLBI study shows large blood pressure benefit from reduced dietary sodium
11. Loss of the neuronal adhesion protein d-catenin leads to severe cognitive dysfunction

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/5/2020)... ... ... “Although we are disappointed to have to make this decision our primary ... We remain committed to creating a global platform to showcase the science, and ... of WMIS. , The abstract deadline for the virtual meeting is ...
(Date:6/2/2020)... ... June 02, 2020 , ... ... barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider, today reported that ... improved labeling accuracy and compliance by 100%, resulting in greater efficiency for ...
(Date:5/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2020 , ... CrucialTrak, a ... partner with New Jersey-based Critical Environments Group (CEG) to market and sell its complete ... of data center and IT environment infrastructure optimization solutions . , Brett ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... ... (PTU) is commonly used to suppress pigment formation in zebrafish embryos, maintaining optical ... team led by Dr MA has been using the zebrafish model to investigate ...
(Date:7/7/2020)... ... 06, 2020 , ... R3 International is now offering stem cell therapy for ... cells. Depending on the patient's condition, treatment may be offered IV, intrathecal or with ... form of Alzheimers dementia, and the incidence continues to increase as individuals live longer. ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... June 29, 2020 , ... ... growth of 40% in 2020, despite many obstacles created as a result of ... increase revenue for its partnered medical practices and medical manufacturers by expanding access ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... June 30, 2020 , ... ... launch of a new clinical diagnostics immuno-oncology service, TissueInsight . TissueInsight ... , “Flagship’s TissueInsight is a service that aids pathologists, oncologists, and immunologists ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: