• Mineral Intake Ratios Are a Weak but Significant Factor in Blood Pressure Variability in US Adults

    14 days ago - By Journal of Nutrition

    AbstractBackgroundHypertension contributes substantially to chronic disease and mortality. Mineral intakes can modify blood pressure.ObjectiveIndividual minerals and their intake ratios in US adults and their association with blood pressure were examined.MethodsRegression models were used to examine the associations of sodium, potassium, and calcium intakes and their ratios from food and supplements with blood pressure in 8777 US adults without impaired renal function from the 2011-2014 NHANES. We evaluated men and women separately. Models for predicting blood pressure were developed using...
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