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Sodium and High Blood Pressure
Reducing salt in the diet can prevent high blood pressure in those at risk for the disease and can help control high blood pressure in elderly people.
African Americans, older adults, and people with diabetes may benefit most from lowering their dietary sodium intake.
People who are more sensitive to sodium include:
- People with kidney disease.
- People of African descent.
- People with a family history of high blood pressure.
- People over age 50.
To learn more, see:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator|
|Last Revised||November 12, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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