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Early sodium intake and later blood pressure in preterm infants.
  1. A Lucas,
  2. R Morley,
  3. G J Hudson,
  4. M F Bamford,
  5. A Boon,
  6. P Crowle,
  7. J F Dossetor,
  8. R Pearse
  1. MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge.


    The relation between early salt intake and later hypertension is debated. As part of a larger feeding study, 347 preterm infants were randomly assigned to receive early diets differing grossly in sodium content. Feeding a high sodium preterm formula in the neonatal period did not influence arterial blood pressure at 18 months (corrected) age.

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