The role of diet in lowering blood pressure
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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.


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