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Archived Comments for: The cumulative effect of core lifestyle behaviours on the prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidemia

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  1. Why was sodium intake not examined?

    Martin Turner, Woolcock Institute for Medical Research

    29 September 2008

    Sodium intake is well known to affect BP in the short-term and very likely has a strong influence on the long-term rise of BP with age. See for eg:

    Could the authors explain why they chose to ignore sodium or salt intake as a lifestyle behaviour in this study?

    Martin Turner

    Competing interests