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INTERSALT: International Study of Sodium, Potassium, and Blood Pressure

This study has been completed.
Wellcome Trust
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: March 15, 2016
Last verified: June 2000
To coordinate an international study on the relationships between population mean sodium and potassium intake and blood pressure.

Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Hypertension

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: December 1984
Study Completion Date: April 1997
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005763

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Wellcome Trust
OverallOfficial: Jeremiah Stamler
  More Information

Law M: Commentary: Evidence on Salt is Consistent. (Not supported by the grant. This is another commentary.) BMJ, 312:1284-1285, 1996
Stamler J, Elliott P, Dyer AR, et al for the Intersalt Steering and Editorial Committee: Commentary: Sodium and Blood Pressure in the Intersalt Study and Other Studies--In Reply to the Salt Institute. BMJ, 1285-1287, 1996 Identifier: NCT00005763     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1045
R01HL033387 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: March 15, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017