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Salty story

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:0-a
  1. Douglas Kamerow, US editor (

    Salt is bad for your blood pressure. We've known that for a long time, from both associational studies and randomized trials. People and populations with high salt intake have more hypertension and strokes. If you lower patients' salt intake in research trials, their blood pressure goes down. But what about morbidity and mortality? Stands to reason that they would go down too, but until now it hasn't been …

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