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What is the effect of a reduced sodium intake on blood pressure in children from birth to age 18 years? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

A moderate body of evidence has documented that as sodium intake decreases, so does blood pressure in children, birth to 18 years of age.

 

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Moderate
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What is the effect of a reduced sodium intake on blood pressure in children from birth to age 18 years?

Research Recommendations

Conduct studies, including clinical trials, in children to determine the effects of sodium on blood pressure and the age-related rise in blood pressure.

Rationale. The problem of elevated blood pressure begins in childhood, well before blood pressure levels cross the threshold that defines hypertension in adults (140/90mmHg).

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