Lowering salt cuts blood pressure 'in all patients': study

Normotensive patients also benefit from salt reduction

Most patients can improve their cardiovascular risk profile by reducing salt intake regardless of hypertension status, an Australian-led study has found.

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Researchers say their systematic review and meta-analysis shows that greater reductions in dietary sodium translate to greater falls in blood pressure in a dose–response manner.

The George Institute for Global Health-led team analysed 133 ­studies that investigated the relationship between dietary salt reduction — measured through 24-hour