The role of diet in lowering blood pressure
Susan Kennedy Honorary lecturer, Nursing and Health Care, University of Glasgow
Alterations in diet are an important component of the lifestyle changes recommended to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. This article provides an overview of healthy eating guidelines, reviews evidence for making specific types of dietary change with the aim of lowering blood pressure and outlines the nurse’s role in supporting patients to make any changes.
Nursing Standard. 25, 48, 39-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.08.25.48.39.c8648Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review