Skin and immune system influence salt storage and regulate blood pressure

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 08:01 in Health & Medicine

High blood pressure is responsible for many cardiovascular diseases. High salt intake has long been considered a risk factor, but not every type of high blood pressure is associated with high salt intake. New findings now show that the skin and the immune system play an important role in the regulation of the sodium balance and hypertension, as he reported at a symposium in Berlin.

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