Calcium/hypertension link may be specific to salt-sensitive subgroup, FNB panel told.
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
CALCIUM/HYPERTENSION LINK MAY BE SPECIFIC TO SALT-SENSITIVE SUBGROUP, Lawrence Resnick, Wayne State University School of Medicine, advised the Food and Nutrition Board's Calcium and Related Nutrients Panel at a June 9 meeting in Washington, D.C. Discussing recent data suggesting a beneficial effect of calcium on hypertension, Resnick asserted: "Calcium is important in blood pressure...exactly because, and only in whom, salt is important in blood pressure."
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