Inadequate micronutrient intake increases risk of high blood pressure

Dietary intake in 6-year-old children from southern Poland: part 2--vitamin and mineral intakes.

This study analyzed the relationship between the intakes of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and developing high blood pressure. Vitamin and mineral intakes were estimated from a three-day food record in 120 children. The researchers found that intakes of vitamin D, calcium and potassium were inadequate, whereas sodium intake was considered to be too high. In conclusion, the researchers reported that improper micronutrient intakes along with excessive sodium intake are risk factors for the development of high blood pressure in children. More details can be found in the study.
Merkiel S, Chalcarz W2. Dietary intake in 6-year-old children from southern Poland: part 2--vitamin and mineral intakes. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Dec 24;14:310.



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