Current as of November 28, 2023
BACKGROUND: The strong relationship between diet and blood pressure and the risk of hypertension has been well recognized. Currently, three specific diet-related factors have been recommended by the Joint National Committee on High Blood Pressure as a first-line approach in preventing and treating hypertension: caloric restriction for weight reduction, reduced consumption of alcohol, and lower sodium intake. Many studies, primarily observational, have shown significant associations between blood pressure and other diet-related factors, including micronutrients such as potassium, calcium, a...
- Men and women with higher than optimal diastolic blood pressure or with Stage 1 (mild) hypertension.
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