Journal article

Sodium Intake, Circulating Microvesicles and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes

Dorothy Liu, Sara Baqar, Lisa L Lincz, Elif Ekinci

CURRENT DIABETES REVIEWS | BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBL LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

There is ongoing debate surrounding the complex relationship between dietary sodium intake and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The existing literature consists largely of observational studies that have demonstrated positive, negative, U-/J-shaped or unclear associations between sodium intake and cardiovascular outcomes. Our group and others have previously demonstrated an inverse relationship between dietary sodium intake and cardiovascular outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes. Increased activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and sympathetic nervous system is postulated to contribute to these paradoxical findings through endothelial dysfunction, a precursor to the d..

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