In a Seminar on essential hypertension, Franz Messerli and colleagues Lancet 2007 vol 370 pp 591 – 603 accompanied by an editorial Lancet 2007 vol 337, p 539 indicate that the risk of becoming hypertensive during lifetime exceeds 90% for a person in a developed country. The common triad of obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, and high…

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Salt and cardiovascular disease.

Blood pressure is the most important factor in the development of strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. The dietary intake of salt(sodium chloride) has a role in determining blood pressure and hypertension . This is well shown in clinical trials. This finding applies regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, base line blood pressure and body mass.Salt…

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