Com Dr. Eduardo Costa fizemos um estudo semelhante baseado na Pesquisa sobre PA no RS de 1978, publicado em 1994 (Eduardo de A Costa, Geoffrey Rose, Carlos H. Klein and Aloyzio C. Achutti: Diastolic pressure as na index of salt sensitivity. Journal of Human Hypertension (1994) 8, 703-709. publicado em Setembro)
- Reducing sodium consumption could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives in the United States over 10 years.
- Researchers used three computer simulations to determine ways to reduce sodium to save lives.
- Americans consume about 3,600 mg of sodium per day — more than twice the recommended limit.
DALLAS, Feb. 11, 2013 — Less sodium in the U.S. diet could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives over 10 years, according to new research in the American Heart Association journalHypertension.
- A gradual reduction in sodium consumption by 40 percent to about 2,200 mg/day over 10 years is projected to save hundreds of thousands of lives – between 280,000 and 500,000 depending on the modeled assumptions.
- About 60 percent more deaths could be averted over this time period if these same reductions could be achieved more quickly (500,000 to 850,000 lives).