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Salt and asthma

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:537
  1. P KotankoF Skrabal
  1. 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 …

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