George Porter, M.D.
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Several questions for which investigative protocols could be designed were suggested. These questions included: What is the prevalence in the adult population of salt-sensitive hypertension? Can a predictor of the prehypertensive phase of salt-sensitive hypertension be identified, and would it be cost effective as a screening device? How effective is moderate salt restriction in treating salt-sensitive hypertension? Must salt restriction be coupled with caloric restriction to be effective in reducing elevated blood pressure? Are the manipulations of the dietary salt content without risk? Have all dietary nutrients that may contribute to hypertension been evaluated? Can the food industry develop a
Porter G. Potential Areas of Future Investigation. Ann Intern Med. ;98:881–882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-881_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_2):881-882.
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