Washington: Excessive salt intake might not cause high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension by exerting pressure on the arteries, reveals a study."The erroneous concept has prevailed for many years, even though scientific evidence has mounted against it," said Irene Gavras, who led the study with Haralambos Gavras. Both are professors at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).The term volume-expanded hypertension implies that excess salt leads to the retention of extra fluid within the arterial system, causing an increase in blood volume and added pressure on arterial walls, the Journal of Hypertension reported.
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