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Making the salt-blood pressure link

2008 Oct 27

Los Angeles Times Health
By, Emily Sohn

One of the strongest sets of evidence linking salt to hypertension comes from a series of studies called DASH, for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension."

Funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, the studies set out in the 1990s to discover how diets affect blood pressure.

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