Consumption frequency of energy dense salty food is associated with diastolic hypertension in children

Published in Nutrients, Gloria Perez-Gimeno et al conducted a case control study in 687 Spanish children between 5 and 16 years old to investigate the association between the consumption frequency (CF) of energy-dense salty foods (EDSF), high-sugary foods (HSF), sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) score and high blood pressure; and also to investigate the anthropometric and cardiometabolic profile in children with higher CF of EDSF. The case group were overweight/obese children and the control group were normal-weight children. The study found that children with diastolic hypertension had higher CF of EDSF than those with normal Diastolic blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure was increased in the highest EDSF CF quartile in pubertal children.  Read more here.