Salt and asthmaBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.537 (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:537
- P KotankoF Skrabal
- Department of Internal Medicine, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Bruder (Marschallgasse), A-8020 Graz, Austria.
EDITOR, - Alan J Knox has reviewed evidence suggesting a relation between a high salt intake and worsening of asthma in men1 and discussed two hypothesis to explain this - namely, Blaustein's hypothesis and the hypothesis that the deterioration in asthma is due to the fall in circulating catecholamine concentrations that occurs during salt loading. We and colleagues have …