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References

Study Designa

Sodium (Na) Intake g/d (mmol/d)

Na/Potassium (K) Ratio

Overlack et al., 1995

46 men and women with essential HT

 

 

2.9 g K (75 mmol)

0.46 (20)

0.27

 

1-wk crossover

6.9 (300)

4

 

0.46 (20)

0.27

6.9 (300)

4

Feldman et al., 1996

5 adults

 

1 wk

0.46 (20)

 

 

 

5.5 (240)

Mark et al., 1975

6 men with borderline HT

0.23 (10)

0.1

3.9 g K (100 mmol)

9.4 (410)

4.1

 

10 d

 

Koolen and van Brummelen, 1984

20 men and women with essential HT

1.2 (50)

 

2 wk

6.9 (300)

Sowers et al., 1988

11 HT African-American men and women

0.92 (40)

 

 

2 wk

4.1 (180)

Del Rio and Rodriguez-Villamil, 1993

30 men and women with essential HT

≈0.8 (35)

 

≈4.7 (204)

2 wk

 

Ferri et al., 1996

61 men with essential HT, 2.7 g K (70 mmol)

0.46 (20)

0.28

3.2 (140)

2

 

2 wk

7.4 (320)

4.6

Zemel et al., 1986

6 HT African-American men and women

1 (43)

 

 

2 wk

4 (174)

Weir et al., 1995

22 men and women with essential HT

0.92 (40)

 

 

2 wk

4.6 (200)

Johnson et al., 2001

15 elderly subjects ISH, 0.92 g/d (40 mmol/d) Na diet + sodium dose

0.92 (40)

2.1 (90)

 

3.2 (140)

 

2 wk

5.5 (240)

 

 

7.8 (340)



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