Hypertensive patients do not reduce their salt intake as recommended
Hypertensive patients rely only on antihypertensive drugs to control their high BP and to reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, rather than decreasing salt intake as instructed by their physicians. BP levels and patients maintaining the target BP of less than 140/90mmHg improved during the seven-year study across all groups, but an increase in individual salt intake was also observed, especially in patients who were taking multiple antihypertensive drugs. These findings were presented at the recent European S
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