Blood Pressure Response to Sodium in the Diet

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2013 by University of Virginia.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert M. Carey, MD, University of Virginia Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2013
Last updated: July 10, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

Previous studies have demonstrated that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the sodium-bicarbonate co-transporter gene (SLC4A5) are associated with hypertension. We tested the hypothesis that SNPs in SLC4A5 are associated with salt sensitivity of blood pressure in 185 whites consuming an isocaloric constant diet with a randomized order of 7 days of low sodium (Na+) and 7 days of high Na+ intake. Salt sensitivity was defined as a ≥7-mm Hg increase in mean arterial pressure during a randomized transition between low and high Na+ diet.

A total of 35 polymorphisms in 17 candidate genes were assayed, 25 of which were tested for association. Association analyses with salt sensitivity revealed 3 variants that associated with salt sensitivity. Of these, 2 SNPs in SLC4A5 (rs7571842 and rs10177833) demonstrated highly significant results and large effects sizes, using logistic regression. These 2 SNPs had P values of 1.0×10−4 and 3.1×10−4 with odds ratios of 0.221 and 0.221 in unadjusted regression models, respectively, with the G allele at both sites conferring protection. These SNPs remained significant after adjusting for body mass index and age (P=8.9×10−5 and 2.6×10−4 and odds ratios 0.210 and 0.286, respectively). Furthermore, the association of these SNPs with salt sensitivity was replicated in a second hypertensive population. Meta-analysis demonstrated significant associations of both SNPs with salt sensitivity (rs7571842 [P=1.2×10−5]; rs1017783 [P=1.1×10−4]).

In conclusion, SLC4A5 variants are strongly associated with salt sensitivity of blood pressure in 2 separate white populations.

Condition Intervention
Other: High sodium diet and low sodium diet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: D1 and AT1 Receptor Interaction in Human Hypertension: Sodium Sensitivity of Blood Pressure

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood pressure; Change in Mean Arterial Pressure from low salt diet to high salt diet [ Time Frame: Study subjects will be observed 5 times during the 2 week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The mean arterial pressure that will determine salt sensitivity will be assessed during the last day of the diet week. The study will be stopped for any individual during any visit if there is an average blood pressure of >180/114 mmHg.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Urine sodium [ Time Frame: Urine chemistry analysis will be assessed from a 24-hour urine collection on the last day of each diet week. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Genetic analysis for specified genes associated with hypertension [ Time Frame: During the screening visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: High sodium diet and low sodium diet
Each subject experiences both a high sodium and a low sodium diet.
Other: High sodium diet and low sodium diet
Isocaloric diet with 60 mEq of potassium and 1gm protein/kg body weight with high sodium 300mEq; low sodium 10 mEq.

Detailed Description:
Subjects are placed on an isocaloric diet, one week with high sodium(300mEq) and one week with low sodium(10mEq), in randomized order. Twenty-four hour urine sodium and urine creatinine levels verify diet compliance. Blood pressure measurements are recorded during each diet week by automated blood pressure monitoring system. Each blood pressure is taken in the right arm 3 times while the subject is sitting quietly for 45 minutes .

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 18-70 (inclusive)
  • Sex Male and female
  • Race Caucasian and African-American/black
  • BMI 18-29

Exclusion Criteria:

  • malignant hypertension
  • blood pressure > 180/114 mmHg
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01899495

United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903
Contact: Cynthia D Schoeffel, MD, MPH    434-924-1634   
Principal Investigator: Robert M Carey, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Robert M Carey, MD University of Virginia
  More Information


Responsible Party: Robert M. Carey, MD, David A. Harrison III Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Dean, Emeritus; University Professor Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Virginia Identifier: NCT01899495     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11494  P01HL074940 
Study First Received: January 22, 2013
Last Updated: July 10, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Virginia:
blood pressure
salt sensitivity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
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