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February 1983

Hypertension

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Long Beach, Calif

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(2):388. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020218044

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Abstract

To the Editor.  —The article entitled "Two Techniques to Improve Adherence to Dietary Restriction in the Treatment of Hypertension" by Kaplan et al and published in the September Archives (1982;142:1638-1641) discusses validation of sodium intake and indicates that measurement of chloride in the urine is a new technique for monitoring sodium intake.However, in an article published in the June 1950 The Journal of the American Medical Association (143:721-724), we first reported on the use of a low sodium diet for the management of hypertension. This article also outlined the role of chloride testing in the urine as a measurement of sodium intake.

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