Low dietary sodium in diabetes nephropathy


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n a meta-analysis that investigated the effects of dietary sodium restriction in diabetes nephropathy, although blood pressure fell, there were significant increases in plasma renin and aldosterone levels. In this article, we hypothesise that in diabetic nephropathy, ACE-I or ARB treatment attenuates any rise in RAS hormones that might result from dietary salt restriction and that the beneficial effects of the salt restriction such as a lower blood pressure outweigh any potentially negative consequences of RAS activation such as a rise in intraglomerular pressure because of the synergistic effects of sodium restriction and RAS antagonist therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-552
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2014


  • diabetes nephropathy


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