2nd Feature

October 2001 Issue

Beyond Sodium: Strategies That Take Aim Against High Blood Pressure

Got high blood pressure? The knee-jerk reaction of most people faced with that diagnosis is to cut back on salt. Thatís what family and friends tell themóand sometimes the only diet advice their doctors mention. But thatís seriously shortsighted. Increasingly, researchers are confirming that sodium, a component of salt, is but one factor in a long list of dietary and lifestyle habits that affect a personís blood pressure.

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