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Presse Med. 2006 Jun;35(6 Pt 2):1077-80.

[Nutritional aspects of hypertension].

[Article in French]

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Centre de Prévention Cardiovasculaire, Département de Cardiologie, CHU de Rennes.


Nutritional factors may explain 30-75% of cases of hypertension, depending on the population. Overweight alone can explain 11-25%. Nutritional measures are effective in reducing blood pressure or delaying the onset of hypertension. Globally, their impact is close to that of antihypertensive treatment with a single drug and they potentiate the drug's efficacy. The Dash diet, in particular, has been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure. It is low in saturated fat and sodium, rich in fruit, vegetables and nonfat dairy products.

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