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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000414751.69007.b5
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SODIUM, POTASSIUM, AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Martin, Thomas P. Ph.D., FACSM, RCEP; Fischer, Anastasia N. M.D.

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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Highlight evidence documenting effect of high sodium intake on high blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease

• Learn potential impact of reduction in sodium intake on health care costs

• Appreciate the sodium-potassium connection and how potassium intake can blunt the effects of sodium on high blood pressure

• Present strategies for reducing sodium and increasing potassium intake in the American population

• Familiarization with dietary reference intakes

© 2012 American College of Sports Medicine

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