Low-sodium diet lowers systolic BP in just a week: study

Reduced salt intake benefited patients who were already being treated for hypertension, say US researchers.
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Cutting out one teaspoon of salt every day is enough to reduce systolic blood pressure by 6mmHg in just a week, new research shows.

The blood pressure-lowering effect of a low-sodium diet in middle-aged to elderly adults is comparable to that seen with common first-line antihypertensives, US doctors report.