Research Roundup

November 1997 Issue

Hold the Salt...More Than Ever If You're Older

It's certainly not news that cutting back on salt can help lower blood pressure. But new British findings suggest that this advice applies to all older people, even those not diagnosed with high blood pressure. In a small study from London, older adults given a "normal" sodium intake of 4,000 milligrams a day (the average in England) saw their blood pressures drop when they were switched to a moderately low-salt diet (2,000 milligrams

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