Sodium and High Blood Pressure
Reducing salt in the diet can prevent high blood pressure in those at risk for the disease and can help control high blood pressure in elderly people.
African Americans, older adults, and people with Reference diabetes Opens New Window may benefit most from lowering their dietary sodium intake.
People who are more sensitive to sodium include:
- People with kidney disease.
- People of African descent.
- People with a family history of high blood pressure.
- People over age 50.
To learn more, see:
- Reference Reference Healthy Eating: Eating Less Sodium
- Reference Reference Low-Salt Diets: Eating Out
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator