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24 March 2011

Exercise cuts salt's effect on blood pressure

The more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet.

The more physically active you are, the less your blood pressure rises in response to a high-salt diet, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2011 Scientific Sessions.

Salty recommendations

  • 5.27 mm Hg in the least active group
  • 5.07 mm Hg in the next-to-lowest activity group
  • 4.93 mm Hg in the next-to-highest activity group
  • 3.88 mm Hg in the most active group

  • 10 % in the next-to-lowest activity group
  • 17% in the next-to-highest activity group
  • 38% in the most active group

 
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