Sale ed ipertensione arteriosa: Mito o realtà

E. Farinaro*, S. Stranges, G. Guglielmucci

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In the last decades, many scientific investigations have gathered support to ascertain the central role of diet to the origin of diseases, above all to the aetiopathogenesis of chronic-degenerative diseases. In particular one of the most investigated fields has been the one regarding the relation between dietary salt intake and its causative role in hypertension and in the rise of blood pressure with age and consequent major cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) that are due to adverse blood pressure values. This matter began when mankind made the transition from collecting food to food producing and started to add salt to preserve food, thus shifting from habitual low salt intake toward high salt intake. Many clinical and animal studies have been carried out and seem to strengthen the association between dietary salt and the development of a high blood pressure pattern.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)653-680
Number of pages28
JournalIgiene Moderna
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999


  • Alcohol
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Hypertension
  • Potassium
  • Salt
  • Sodium

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