Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: The large, prospective cohort
study by Dr He and colleagues1 is the first
to document the presence of a positive and independent relationship between
dietary sodium intake and CVD, especially stroke. We have shown in a retrospective
study2 that patients with essential hypertension
whose sodium sensitivity is high have a strong risk of cardiovascular events,
especially stroke, independent of other risk factors.
Kimura G. Sodium Intake as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA. 2000;283(15):1957-1958. doi:10.1001/jama.283.15.1957