Boston news channels report on study examining salt consumption’s impact on blood pressure

Reducing daily sodium intake by around 4,000 mg/day significantly lowered systolic blood pressure in more than 70% of adults, ages 50 to 75, in as little as one week compared to their usual diet, according to late-breaking science presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2023.

WCVB NewsCenter 5 and Boston 25 News both reported on the findings, which reinforce “the importance of reductions in dietary sodium intake to help control blood pressure, even among individuals already taking medications for hypertension,” according to Dr. Deepak K. Gupta, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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