HYPERTENSION: Salt: flawed research should not divert actions to reduce intake

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Abstract

| A recent study suggests that salt reduction should be confined to hypertensive individuals with high salt intake. However, this study has serious methodological issues and its findings should therefore not challenge the strong evidence supporting the benefits of salt reduction for the general population.

Refers to Mente, A. et al. Associations of urinary sodium excretion with cardiovascular events in individuals with and without hypertension: a pooled analysis of data from four studies. Lancethttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30467-6 (2016).

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