Friday, December 23, 2005

Blood pressure key: overcoming mineral deficiencies

Reiterating a point the Salt Institute has raised for years, this December 14 post by NewsTarget.com explains the growing medical view that mineral deficiencies are responsible for high blood pressure more than "excess" dietary salt. We can't vouch for all the quotes, but the sentiment is mightily appreciated. Our reading of the DASH Study is that correcting deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and potassium in the diet largely eliminates "salt sensitivity" with regard to blood pressure.

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