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The experience from England seriously undermines Dr. Oparil's editorial claim that the PURE study results ?... call into question the feasibility and usefulness of dietary sodium as a population-based strategy for reducing blood pressure.? This makes me wonder why none of the science writers and journalists who were so...
 
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The claims being made by the authors of the two PURE articles are troubling because the preponderance of credible scientific data continues to show that elevated BP is the single greatest CVD risk factor in most populations. Data from controlled clinical trials show that dietary salt in excess of...
 
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Last year we published an article in which I suggested that added dietary phosphates appear to be displacing trans fat as the next dietary "bad boy." Like salt, retinol, and many other nutrients, there is a growing concern that an excessive dietary intake of phosphates promotes a wide variety of metabolic disturbances. Phosphate-rich foods promote ... Dietary Phosphate Linked to Hypertension and CVD
 
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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report, commissioned by the CDC, in May 2013. This report set out to evaluate data from outcome studies published since the IOM's 2004 report on water and electrolytes, which included the need for salt. The earlier report suggested no more than 1,200...
 
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Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet may help protect the kidneys of patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) with too much acid build-up in their blood. Western diets composed largely of animal and grain products are highly acidic and can lead to metabolic acidosis. As kidney...