Cutting salt could reduce need to urinate at night, study findsBMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1527 (Published 27 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1527
- Jacqui Wise
Cutting salt intake could reduce people’s need to get up in the night to urinate, says a preliminary study presented at the European Association of Urology congress in London.1
The Japanese study included 321 men and women with a mean age of 64.3 who experienced nocturia during sleep time and had a high dietary salt intake (≥8 g/day in men and ≥7 g/day in women).The participants were given written guidance and support on reducing their salt intake and were followed up for 12 weeks.
The volume and frequency of urination …