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Wednesday, April 17 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Effects of salt on Hypertension

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  Hypertension is one of the leading causes of burden of disease and mortality in the world. Hypertension does not directly cause death, but if left untreated, may lead to debilitating, fatal diseases. Health professionals will advise patients with hypertension to reduce intake of dietary salt as a first approach to managing hypertension or preventing hypertension in those susceptible. High dietary salt intake is believed to be a risk factor for hypertension. However, research evidence on the association between high salt intake and hypertension is not conclusive. Several risk factors can contribute to the development of hypertension, making it difficult to measure the independent effect of salt intake on blood pressure. This meta-analysis will review recent, published research examining the effect of salt intake on blood pressure. Results will be presented. 

Speakers

Wednesday April 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Duns Scotus 11
  • Moderator Paulette Niewczyk