Medical News / Newscasting from AHA 2023: Cutting Sodium in Diet Significantly Lowers Blood Pressure in One Week

Reducing sodium in diet to 4,000 mg/day significantly lowers blood pressure after 1 week, a new study found. This was the case for 70% of adults, aged 50 – 75 years old. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 11, 2023. “High blood pressure is the most common chronic disease condition in the world, and for the majority of adults, dietary sodium intake influences blood pressure,” Deepak K. Gupta, MD, MSCI, FAHA, of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, told the American Heart Association in a press release. “However, dietary sodium recommendations are debated in part due to the variability in blood pressure response to sodium consumption from food.” Source: MDMag. To view the third party content, kindly click on the link below or read more. You will then leave this site and enter a third party site.

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