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Stress, ACTH, salt intake and high blood pressure.

Authors
  • Denton, D A
  • Coghlan, J P
  • Fei, D T
  • Mckinley, M
  • Nelson, J
  • Scoggins, B
  • Tarjan, E
  • Tregear, G W
  • Tresham, J J
  • Weisinger, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1984
Volume
6
Issue
1-2
Pages
403–415
Identifiers
PMID: 6321067
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Epidemiological evidence supports the thesis that high salt intake is involved in the aetiology of hypertension. If sodium intake is not causal, it appears other factors do not cause high blood pressure in unacculturated societies with low sodium intake. In this context, it is potentially important that stress causing ACTH release, as well as other neurohumoral effects, causes increased salt appetite and can impair renal sodium excretion.

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