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How does diet and lifestyle influence essential hypertension?

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Essential hypertension is also greatly influenced by diet and lifestyle. The link between salt and high blood pressure is especially compelling. People living on the northern islands of Japan eat more salt per capita than anyone else in the world and have the highest incidence of essential hypertension. By contrast, people who add no salt to their food show virtually no traces of essential hypertension.

From: Causes of High Blood Pressure WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 11, 2017

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American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 11, 2017

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