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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Illinois Nurse Sends Us This Tip For Wellness

(Pictured: Anne Nowlin)
BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES recommend keeping blood pressure at or below 120/80. The amount of salt in our diets affects our blood pressure. The more salt we eat, the higher our blood pressure and the greater our risk for heart disease, leading to stroke and heart attacks. One way to keep blood pressure at or below 120/80 is by limiting salt intake; fast food, prepackaged foods and decreasing the amount of table salt in our diets.


Anne Nowlin BSN, RN, Illinois

Citations:

Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
(JNC 7), NIH publication 04-5230, from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Chobanin et al, The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, 42 (6): 1206 (2003)

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Tuesday, March 28, 2006  

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