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Salt substitute: An effective way to lower salt intake and blood pressure

Presented By
Prof. Yangfeng Wu, Peking University Clinical Research Institute, China
Conference
ESC 2021
Trial
DECIDE-Salt
The real-world DECIDE-Salt trial looked at the efficacy and safety of different dietary sodium-reduction strategies over 2 years in patients living in residential care facilities. Whereas a salt reduction was not able to lower the salt intake, a salt substitute proved to be highly beneficial; salt intake was lowered, which translated into a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure (BP) [1]. Lowering dietary sodium intake can reduce blood pressure, but practical strategies to reduce salt intake are not well established. The DECIDE-Salt (NCT03290716) study, which included 1,612 individuals (≥ 55 years) from 48 residential care facilities in China whose mean baseline BP was 138.6/81.4 mmHg, explored different ways of salt reduction regarding the influence on BP (i.e. primary endpoint) and cardiovascular events (i.e. secon...


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