NA: Incidence of Hypertension (2009)
Is there a correlation between children's sodium intake and the incidence of hypertension?
One negative-quality cohort study in 90 Asian Indian children, two to 18 years of age, studied the association between sodium intake and the incidence of hypertension (HTN). Children with a parent or grandparent with essential HTN had a 30% greater incidence of HTN and significantly higher sodium intake than those in the control group without hypertensive family members. More research in this area is needed.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
Evidence Summary: Children's Sodium Intake and Incidence of Hypertension
Search Plan and Results: NA: Children's Sodium Intake and Incidence of HTN - 2008