Salt-restricted Diets Advised Before High Blood Pressure Arises

Japanese researchers are saying it is important for people with diabetes with normal blood-pressure levels to be on a salt-restricted diet long before the occurrence of any type of high blood pressure. In an August 24, 2000, interview with Reuters Health, M. Imanishi, MD, of Osaka City General Hospital, said, “Before hypertension, salt-sensitivity appears, especially in diabetic patients, because of the renal damage caused by the diabetes.”

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