Sodium and blood pressure: The puzzling results of intrapopulation epidemiologic studies

K. Zhu*, B. M. Psaty

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Abstract

Most intrapopulation epidemiologic studies have been unable to find a significant association between sodium intake and blood pressure. The researchers have offered 2 opposing explanations: the hypothesis of the genetic susceptibility to sodium and the hypothesis of a weak association in general population. The evidence for and against each hypothesis is reviewed. The direction of future research is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-124
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes

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