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Cutting salt could reduce need to urinate at night, study finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 27 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1527
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

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 …

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